Since the moment the event started there has only been denial. There have been endless stories and endless explanations as to why the treasonous attack on our Capitol that occurred on Jan 6, 2021 was not exactly what it appeared to be.
It has been called a “False Flag.” It has been blamed on the FBI [particularly and obsessively by Tucker Carlson], on so-called “Informants” [such as “Ray Epps”] and also somehow on “ANTIFA” and magically on “BLM.”
It’s been argued that the event was “mostly” peaceful as if the violence that did happen didn’t matter because while there were 100-200 people doing that in one spot there were 150-200 other people at another part of the building who didn’t do that. As is the second “peaceful” group wasn’t still a drain and distraction for law enforcement even if they didn’t get violent, and that this weakened the overall LEO response to protect against those that did.
The last thing that anyone who excuses and minimizes what happened will admit is that it was an attempt to violently and forcefully overthrow the U.S. Government. They will not admit that the entire point was to stop the functioning of Congress and block them from certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 Election.
There was no other reason for a massive crowd to approach Congress on that date and at that time. There was no other goal that could have been accomplished.
But now, after the conviction of four members of the Proud Boys for Seditious Conspiracy — following the previous conviction of members of the Oath Keepers on the same charge — there can be NO DOUBT under the law, and under the facts that January 6 was an act of Insurrection. It was an act of Sedition.
18 U.S. Code § 2384 - Seditious conspiracy
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
[For the record, Insurrection is an identical charge to Sedition but it only has a maximum penalty of 10 years.]
Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Enrique Tarrio, Ethan Nordean, Zachary Rehl and Joseph Biggs have now been convicted of exactly this. They’ve been convicted of using force against the Government.
There can be no more doubt. There can be no more excuses. Justice has spoken.