February 11, 2021
ICYMI: RENO COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY DISPUTES THE ATTACKS ON CAPITOL HILL; CLAIMS THINGS DON’T ADD UP
Topeka, KS – In a now-deleted post, a Facebook page associated with Reno County Republican Party insinuated that the January 6th riots at the U.S. Capitol were a hoax. In response, KDP Executive Director released the following statement.
“The Kansas Republican Party could easily lead the way and dispel the lies in their own Party that are dividing the country and undermining our democracy. Their silence makes them complicit in January 6th violence and division.” – Ben Meers, KDP Executive Director
Read more about the Reno County GOP’s Facebook post here:
Topeka Capital-Journal: Reno County Republican Party says in Facebook post that ‘things don’t add up’ about Capitol riots. (February 11, 2021)
In a now-deleted post, a Facebook page associated with Reno County Republican Party insinuated that the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol were a hoax, saying “things don’t add up” about the death of a woman as supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the building.
Five individuals were killed in the Jan. 6 rioting, which came on the same day Congress was set to certify the Electoral College victory of President Joe Biden. A mob of supporters broke into the Capitol after a rally where Trump continued to promote baseless election fraud theories and encouraged his backers to take action.
Trump was impeached by the U.S. House later in January for inciting the rioters and the U.S. Senate is currently considering whether to convict the former president.
The post calls into question the death of one of the protesters, Ashli Babbitt, who was shot by U.S. Capitol Police as she attempted to enter the House chambers. It links to a video that appeared to endorse a far-right conspiracy theory that Babbitt’s death was faked.
“Watch with an open mind,” the post read. “How do people die in real life? Do they just fall down and lie motionless like in a Western movie?”
It also questioned two other fatalities among Capitol police officers, who died by suicide in the days after the attack.
“Things don’t add up,” the post read.