On January 6th of 2021, the United States Capitol was breached for the first time since 1814. Those responsible for the attack were supporters of Donald Trump who were hoping to overturn the election results.
While nearly all conservatives condemned the actions in the days after, there has been a clear attempt to minimize the seriousness of the event. During a recent broadcast, Fox’s Greg Gutfeld complained that the insurrectionists have been shown no mercy.
The Fox host told viewers:
“There is an interesting theme here if you look at Merrick Garland and you look at Pelosi and you look at the media coverage of the attempted assassination of Kavanaugh. I have four examples, generally you only need three examples for a trend, but I have four examples. Four. This is kind of exciting to me.
So one, you have attacks on pro-life offices. Then you have the letter that was labeling parents as domestic terrorists. Then you have — there’s no mercy being shown for the January 6 protesters, many of whom have never agitated in their lives, right? Okay, that’s three. Number four, voting not to protect SCOTUS, while protecting themselves.
That’s four examples. They all have something in common. That is, I guess the two words is open season. It’s as though the media should be distributing hunting licenses and bright orange vests to the excited hunters, aching to get the, you know, bag their first concerned parent.”
Watch the segment below, courtesy of Media Matters and Fox News:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.