On his Thursday radio program, right-wing political personality Rush Limbaugh compared the insurrectionists who raided the U.S. Capitol to overturn the election with heroes in the American Revolution.
“There’s a lot of people calling for the end of violence,” Limbaugh said. “There’s a lot of conservatives, social media, who say that any violence or aggression at all is unacceptable. Regardless of the circumstances. I’m glad Sam Adams, Thomas Paine, the actual tea party guys, the men at Lexington and Concord didn’t feel that way.”
In his statement, Limbaugh compared Wednesday’s insurrectionists who broke into the U.S. Capitol and ransacked senators’ offices to overturn the election in favor of President Donald Trump with the people who helped start the American Revolutionary War and participated in the first military battle against British forces at Lexington and Concord.
Limbaugh served as an apologist for the rioters, calling them “Americans who have gotten tired of being ignored and lied about and smeared as racists by these very Democrats in the media and the popular culture.”
He also called the mob, “Americans who have gotten fed up with having the election stolen from them by the Democrats,” even though nearly 60 lawsuits claiming that Democrats stole the election, filed by the Trump campaign and other Republican officials, have been thrown out or withdrawn from courts for lack of evidence.
Limbaugh then repeated a right-wing claim that the rioters were “undoubtedly … some Antifa Democrat-sponsored instigators,” a claim repeated by Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican Alabama Representative Mo Brooks and pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood which has also spread on social media… Via – Newsweek