GOP Sen. Susan Collins thought the mostly white pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was ‘the Iranians’ in the beginning
- GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in a brand-new op-ed said she at first thought the Capitol siege was the work of the Iranians.
- ” My very first idea was that the Iranians had actually followed through on their risk to strike the Capitol,” Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, wrote.
- Though it holds true tensions between the US and Iran have actually been heightened in current weeks, it was obvious that pro-Trump extremist groups were preparing to come to the Capitol and possibly engage in violence on January 6.
- The mob that stormed that Capitol was mostly white and visibly pro-Trump.
- Trump had actually likewise prompted his fans to come to the country’s capital on January 6, promoting a “wild” demonstration to happen that day.
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Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a new op-ed said she at first believed “the Iranians” were attacking when a primarily white, pro-Trump mob descended upon the Capitol on January 6.
” My very first thought was that the Iranians had followed through on their danger to strike the Capitol, however a policeman took control of the podium and explained that violent demonstrators had breached the entire border of the Capitol and were within,” Collins wrote in the Bangor Daily News.
The mob that stormed the Capitol wore “Make America Great Again” hats or brought Trump flags to display their support for the president. The insurrection was likewise filled with members or sympathizers of extremist groups, who had made their strategies for discontent at the Capitol quite clear online in the weeks and days leading up to the riot.
Trump had actually likewise revealed that he would talk to countless advocates outside of the White House on January 6, so it was no secret that a big group of people angry about the outcome of the election would be in and around Capitol Hill that day. Trump had actually advertised a “wild” protest to occur on January 6. The president in his speech last Wednesday encouraged supporters to march to Capitol Hill simply before the riot, which ultimately resulted in 5 deaths.
While it’s true that there’s been increased concerns about the capacity for a clash in between the United States and Iran in current weeks, which was connected to the anniversary of Qassem Soleimani’s death, US officials had been regularly sounding alarm bells about the capacity for violence in Washington, DC, on January 6.
” Everyone who was a police officer or a reporter knew exactly what these hate groups were planning,” Washington, DC, Chief Law Officer Karl A. Racine told MSNBC on Friday. “They were preparing to descend on Washington, DC, ground center was the Capitol, and they were preparing to charge and, as Rudy Giuliani suggested, to do combat justice at the Capitol.”
Along these lines, Collins was mocked and derided online for initially believing the riot could’ve been the work of Iran.
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Collins has actually typically been slammed for openly criticizing Trump but backing the president throughout vital votes. This was especially true after Collins berated Trump over his transactions with Ukraine but voted to acquit him throughout the president’s impeachment trial last February.
The Maine Republican politician was re-elected to the Senate in November.
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