Conservatives distancing themselves from Trump’s Capitol mob rings hollow

The media portrayed Wednesday’s mob storming the U.S. Capitol as violent, bordering on treasonous. But not all placed blame on the same people. Regardless, the president has been fomenting unrest ever since taking office.

Opinion

January 8, 2021 - 2:48 PM

Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. Photo by (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

For the most part, the media portrayed Wednesday’s mob storming the U.S. Capitol as violent, bordering on treasonous.

But not all placed blame on the same people.

Susan Lynn, Register editor

A commentator for Newsmax, an ultra-conservative cable channel, said the protesters “didn’t look like Trump supporters. Trump supporters don’t do these things.”

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