Ilhan Omar Now Claims Republican Leaders Joined Her Against Rioters

( Race-baiting conspiracy theorist Joy Reid invited Democrat “Squad” member and anti-Semite Ilhan Omar on her show last Thursday to continue peddling the conspiracy theory that Republican members of Congress were complicit in and downplaying the so-called “coup” on January 6.

Because of course.

Omar told Reid that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy were among those who, after the three-hour melee was over, were determined to carry on with the certification of the election of Joe Biden.

She claims that McCarthy and McConnell were saying that Congress get back to work afterward in order to send the message that the rioters would not stop Congress from doing what it was supposed to do.

Omar recounted how Republican House members in the room where she was hiding had “fear in their eyes” during the melee. She said Republican Whip Steve Scalise was in the room with her watching the events on the TV asking “what is happening?”

She then accused the same Republicans who she saw “fear in their eyes” of then saying “Oh, there was nothing that was taking place,” snidely mocking them for claiming there was no coup or insurrection.

That’s because there was no coup or insurrection.

It was a riot – like so many riots that happened before it. With one difference. Instead of going on for days, it lasted a few hours and ended.

Omar accused Republicans of making up stories “even though they know what really happened.”

What a liar.

The only people making up stories are the ones who continue to claim a three hour melee of unarmed people milling about the Capitol was an “insurrection” to “overthrow our democracy.”

There is not one single thing that is contradictory in how the Republicans reacted. At the time, when they didn’t know what was going on, they were frightened. It was a mob. Who wouldn’t be frightened by a mob?

Being frightened by a mob, or asking “what is happening” does not mean that what was happening was a coup attempt or an insurrection.

Anyone with half a brain can understand that. Which is precisely why Joy Reid and Ilham Omar do not.