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. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS) 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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