House Minority Leader Kevin mccarthyKevin McCarthy’s Rep Mike Turner To Replace Nunes At Top Of House Intel Every State’s Population Center, Visualized Juan Williams: McCarthy’s Inaction Is A Shame MORE (R-Calif.) Told members of his GOP conference on Monday that the riot on Capitol Hill was not caused by antifa, urging lawmakers not to spread further misinformation about the pro-Trump mob that took stormed the House and Senate last week.
“McCarthy told all members on the call that he had received briefings from the FBI and it’s clear antifa was not behind it,” a source close to the call said. “That they were in fact right-wing extremists and QAnon supporters, and he urged members to stop spreading false information to the contrary.”
McCarthy’s comments come in the wake of Rep. Matt gaetzMatthew (Matt) Gaetz More Appropriate Nominees for ‘Person of the Year’ Greene, GOP Colleagues Call for Sacking of DC Corrections Official Who ‘Despises’ Trump and His Supporters Jim’s Clear Present Danger Jordan & Co. MORE (R-Fla.), Who baselessly claimed on the House floor that antifa was behind the violence that erupted on Capitol Hill Wednesday after the riot in an attempt to delay the official vote count of the Electoral College.
Other GOP lawmakers, including Rep. Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson Brooks Focus on Perry could mean more subpoenas, challenges for the Jan.6 panel. 6 MORE (R-Ala.), Doubled the claim on Twitter.
“Growing evidence that the ANTIFA fascists orchestrated the attack on Capitol Hill with clever crowd control tactics,” Brooks wrote at the start of a Twitter thread the day after the riot.
Please don’t be like # FakeNewsMedia, do not rush to judge the assault on the Capitol. Wait for the investigation. All may not (and probably is not) what appears. Growing evidence that fascist ANTIFA orchestrated the attack on Capitol Hill with clever crowd control tactics.
The proof follows:
– Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) January 7, 2021
McCarthy has told his members he is determined to be right-wing extremists and supporters of the QAnon conspiracy theory, which revolves around the idea that President TrumpDonald TrumpOne in three Americans say violence against government is sometimes justified: Poll Seven most vulnerable governors facing re-election in 2022 on Sunday show snapshot: Omicron surge continues; anniversary of the January 6 attack is approaching MORE works to expose an elite group of Democrats and media who run an international child trafficking ring and control the government in an attempt to undermine the president.
The FBI said on Friday it had determined that no member of the left-wing antifa movement was involved in the storming of Capitol Hill.
“We have no indication of that at this time,” said Steven D’Antuono, deputy director of the Washington field office, when asked about possible antifa involvement last week.
Acting U.S. Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Michael Sherwin, also said separately last week that investigators had not seen evidence of the presence of antifa.