A new report from Talking Points Memo indicates there was more than one rally planned for January 6th, but the crowd at the “Stop the Steal” rally went on to breach the Capitol instead of going to the second planned gathering in front of the Supreme Court.
Talking Points Memo obtained text messages and invoices which had been provided to the January 6th House Select Committee that showed a previously unreported rally set for 2 p.m. with some of the same speakers who appeared with Trump at the “Stop the Steal” rally.The newly revealed details show the SCOTUS rally was planned by Trump loyalist Amy Kremer and her daughter, Kylie Jane Kremer, of Women for America First, who were also involved in planning the Stop the Steal rally, according to security guards hired as subcontractors for the planned Supreme Court event.
So Ali Alexander, Katrina Pierson, Stone himself, Bannon, Flynn, Amy Kremer, Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and Trump are all Antifa now? https://t.co/hA0tGxNGaK
— Chris Sampson (@TAPSTRIMEDIA) December 21, 2021
Once the attack on the Capitol began, it was clear to the organizers that they would have to scrap the planned SCOTUS rally. “In the end, the organizers delayed, then aborted the Supreme Court rally as the assault on the Capitol unfolded and roads around the building were blocked,” TPM reported.
Why Did The Jan. 6 Organizers Want To Rally Outside SCOTUS? https://t.co/YLpy2kDId8
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) December 28, 2021
“But the picture this new information paints is of a pressure campaign directed at lawmakers by Trump-aligned activists that would continue well after election certification was underway,” the report added. “It included the two big D.C. rallies that have already been reported — Jan. 5 at Freedom Plaza and Jan. 6 at the Ellipse — as well as a third in that set: a rally at the Supreme Court later on the day of the insurrection.”
so – are you cooperating with the J6 committee or what? pic.twitter.com/MZVs0jKkCa
— TheBreeze (@TheBreezeLS) December 25, 2021
Read the full report at Talking Points Memo.