Armstrong Economics Blog/Politics Re-Posted Jun 17, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
The interview of Biden was very interesting besides him losing his temper. Biden seriously mischaracterized the death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick portraying that all the rioters were criminals and they killed a police officer when they stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 in a bid to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s win. He did exactly as he always accuses Putin of misrepresenting the facts. In this case, Putin likening the federal prosecution of hundreds of rioters to his own crackdown on anti-government protests. Biden called it “a ridiculous comparison” butr it is no different. The FBI confirmed that not one weapon was found among the rioters so the constant characterization that this was an “armed insurrection” has been simply propaganda. Biden said:
“It’s one thing for literally criminals to break through a cordon and go into the Capitol, kill a police officer and be held accountable than it is for people objecting and marching on the Capitol saying ‘You are not allowing me to speak freely. You are not allowing me to do A, B, C, or D’”
Initial reports of Sicknick’s death falsely claimed it was the result of him being bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher. The official autopsy later found the 43-year-old died after suffering a pair of strokes unrelated to the riot. For Biden to pretend the rioters killed him is playing the same political game they accuse Putin of.
As for Ashli Babbitt, 36, who was a rioter the police shot point-blank and killed her on the spot by a police officer was acceptable even though she was unarmed. Had she been black it would have been called racist.
In the aftermath, at least two police officers and one alleged rioter also committed suicide because of the political drama that the Democrats raised this level to for political points like AOC claiming she feared for her life when she was not even in the building.