Insurrection Redux - September 18
Look Ahead America to stage a second rally on the grounds of the US Capitol to "demand justice" on the false notion that the individuals accused during that January 6 insurrection are innocent political prisoners.
In preparation for a protest to support the more than 570 people charged with crimes in connection with the January 6 attack on the Capitol, members of Congress, as well as law enforcement officials, are preparing for potential security issues on September 18.
According to another congressional source, the Capitol Police are expected to present their security plan to the Capitol Police Board this week. The Metropolitan Police Department is also expected to increase its presence in preparation for a planned rally near the Capitol's west front this weekend, which is expected to take place this weekend.
Look Ahead America, the organization organizing the event, is headed by Matt Braynard, who formerly worked as a campaign worker for former President Trump.
According to numerous sources, between 300 and 500 people are anticipated to attend the gathering, including members of far-right extremist organizations such as the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.
Several members of those two organizations have been charged with criminal crimes in connection with the January 6 uprising. Hundreds of individuals stormed the Capitol, forced the evacuation of Congress, and caused the counting of the Electoral College vote to be delayed for several hours.
More than 140 police officers were hurt during the incident, which resulted in the deaths of five police officers.
However, several prominent far-right House Republicans have expressed support and compassion to those facing criminal charges in connection with their activities on January 6. It is not yet known if any members of Congress will be in attendance.
Ashli Babbitt, who a Capitol Police officer tragically shot as she got dangerously near entering the House chamber, has also been hailed as a martyr by others.
Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), Matt Gaetz (FL), Louie Gohmert (TX), and Paul Gosar (AZ) held a news conference outside the Justice Department on July 27 to express their dissatisfaction with the treatment of people arrested in connection with the January 6 terrorist attacks in New York.
On the same day as the rally, which was disrupted by counterprotesters, a House select committee investigating the January 6 assault heard evidence from police about the physical and emotional abuse they suffered on the job.
Greene, Gaetz, and Gohmert attempted to visit the D.C. Department of Corrections on January 6 to personally see the defendants' circumstances but were denied admission.
Recently, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) characterized the defendants presently in law enforcement custody as "political hostages" and as "political prisoners," implying that they are being held to discourage future demonstrations.
According to Cawthorn, "the biggest issue is that we don't know where all of the political prisoners are."
If we were to be able to go in and attempt to break them out — and let me tell you, the reason they're taking these political prisoners is that they're trying to set an example, and they don't want to see the vast demonstrations that are taking place in Washington .
The prisoner's lawyer subsequently clarified that Cawthorn's only concern is that they get "full due process." He also said that Cawthorn "was not advocating for any criminal activity, just that they receive complete due process."
However, while some Republicans have expressed displeasure with some of the language used in the speech, others, including some Republicans who are still reeling from the events of January 6, have expressed outrage at the propagation of the conspiracy theory that President Biden was not legitimately elected.
One of President Donald Trump's most vocal opponents, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), one of the most outspoken critics of Republicans who have supported Trump's bogus claims about the election, has severely condemned preparations for an event on September 18.
"Let us speak about what this rally is commemorating.”
Swalwell also said that Capitol Police, who have come under fire for the January 6 inauguration, must be prepared for the September 18 inauguration.
"We just have to make sure that if they are ready to get violent, that we're ready again in a better way than on January 6 to defend the Capitol," Swalwell said.
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