Nancy Pelosi’s partisan “January 6 Commission” is under way, and the 9-person panel of Representatives has already started crying. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) both blubbered like babies when talking about the horrors of that day. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who was not in the Capitol building that day and who never actually encountered any protesters, told a reporter about her fears of getting raped by someone in a MAGA hat. And of course the lies keep piling up. One of the most easily debunked lies from this commission is that January 6th was the “worst attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812.”
Was it really? Was Grandma walking into the Capitol with her knitting needles to take selfies the worst thing that’s happened to Congress since 1812? Not by a long shot. Since Congress is full of liars and dummies, here’s a list of attacks on the building they work in, which were worse than January 6th.
The Democrats’ Slavery Attacks on the US Capitol
Democrats just love keeping black people as their slaves. Always have. Always will. They positively love having slaves around to do their laundry, pick their cotton, and do all the menial labor that Democrats don’t want to do.
In the 1850s, there were more than 70 violent altercations on the floor of Congress when Republicans and Abolitionists politely suggested that perhaps Democrats should not keep black people as slaves. (They also spoke out against Democrats keeping the Irish as slaves, but nobody wants to talk about that in 2021.)
When Republican Sen. Charles Sumner gave a speech in 1856 and suggested that Democrats shouldn’t rape their slaves so much, Democrat Rep. Preston Brooks brutally clubbed Sumner with his cane. Sumner’s head was completely covered in blood when he collapsed into unconsciousness.
In 1858, a Democrat Representative was enraged by a Republican delivering an anti-slavery speech on the House floor. The Democrat grabbed the anti-slavery Republican by the throat and tried to choke him to death. This resulted in a 30-person brawl on the House floor, in which nearly every Member involved sustained minor injuries.
In 1860, Democrat Representatives got so mad at a Republican congressman delivering an anti-slavery speech that they drew their guns on the House floor to shut him up.
Just as a reminder, the January 6th protesters carried exactly zero guns into the Capitol building, and there were zero Members of Congress who were clubbed, punched, kicked, held up at gunpoint or otherwise bothered.
Harvard Professor Bombs the Capitol
In 1915, a Harvard professor named Erich Muenter was enraged by the US government sending financial assistance to Great Britain in the run-up to World War I. Muenter was an immigrant from Germany and therefore, more loyal to his home country than to the nation that made him a professor at Harvard. So, Muenter bombed the Capitol. He planted a package of dynamite in the Senate Reception room, but it detonated overnight. It didn’t injure anyone but caused a bit of damage. (The plucky immigrant then traveled to New York where he shot and injured financier J.P. Morgan.)
As a reminder, there were zero explosives detonated in the Capitol building on January 6th, other than the flashbang grenades that Capitol Police launched at unarmed women and children outside.
Puerto Rican Communists Stage a Real Insurrection
If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could pause for a moment from fantasizing about MAGA rape and take a look at the walls of the building she works in, she might notice the bullet holes that were put there by people from her homeland of Puerto Rico! During the 1950s, Puerto Rican communists waged a years-long insurrection against the US government. If you missed my previous article about the attempted assassination of Harry Truman in 1950 by Puerto Rican communists, and the gunfight that stopped the attempt, you can read about it HERE.
Anyway, on March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican communists from that same group walked into the US Capitol building. The three men and one woman were not wearing buffalo horns or carrying Qanon flags. Instead, they unfurled a Puerto Rican flag – and then pulled out their guns.
Rep. Alvin Bentley (R-MI) was shot in the chest. Rep. Ben Jensen (R-IA) was shot in the back. Rep. Clifford Davis (D-TN) sustained a through-and-through injury to the leg. Rep. George Fallon (D-MD) was shot in his hip. And Rep. Kenneth Roberts (D-AL) was “kneecapped” by a bullet.
Rep. James Van Zandt (R-PA), who was a 56-year-old World War I veteran at the time, personally tackled and captured one of the gunmen. Apparently, Congress was made of hardier people back then. Van Zandt didn’t just curl up on the floor and cry like Adam Kinzinger. He charged in and got ‘er done! The communist-loving media, however, hasn’t changed a bit since the 1950s. The Boston Daily Globe headline about the communist insurrection that resulted in five elected Members of Congress getting shot read, “Aftermath of Weird Drama in Washington.”
Unlike the January 6 protesters, the four Puerto Rican shooters were charged with insurrection and attempted murder. They were all given 40- to 50-year prison sentences for their crimes.
But then Jimmy Carter pardoned them all in 1977. The governments of Mexico and Cuba pinned medals on the four insurrectionists for shooting Members of Congress inside the US Capitol, and for attempting to topple the American government through violent action.
The bullet holes in the chamber are still there, but you can’t see them these days because Nancy Pelosi still won’t let visitors in the building because of the “worst attack on the Capitol since the War of 1812.”
Obama’s Political Mentors Bomb the Capitol
Barack Obama’s spiritual and political mentors in the Weather Underground bombed the Capitol building in 1971, causing $300,000 in damage. Another group calling itself the Armed Resistance Unit (another predecessor of Antifa) bombed the Senate wing of the Capitol in 1983, causing $250,000 in damage. You’d think Joe Biden would remember that second bombing, since he was a member of the Senate when it happened.
So, what do you think, dear readers? Was January 6th really the worst attack at the US Capitol since the War of 1812? Or are the Democrats just full of it and milking a peaceful protest to seize more power for themselves?