Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza had critics shaking their heads Monday after he tried to whitewash the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol utilizing one picture.
D’Souza, a convicted felon who was pardoned by former President Donald Trump in 2018, tweeted a extensively shared picture from the riot displaying a person carrying the Home speaker’s lectern.
“Does this LOOK like an riot? A riot? A coup try?” he requested. “If it doesn’t stroll like a duck or discuss like a duck then it in all probability isn’t a duck.”
That man, Adam Christian Johnson, was arrested in January and charged with coming into a restricted a constructing or grounds with out lawful authority, theft of presidency property, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. He was considered one of lots of to be charged in relation to the violent assault on the Capitol, led by a pro-Trump mob, that led to 5 deaths.
D’Souza made no point out of the large inventory of photos displaying these rioters storming the constructing, smashing property, assaulting police and threatening to hurt elected officers.
D’Souza pleaded responsible to marketing campaign finance fraud in 2012 for making an unlawful donation to a Republican Senate candidate. He’s recognized for making offensive, shocking and racist comments, which have included mocking faculty taking pictures survivors and defending Adolf Hitler.
He was criticized by Twitter customers Monday for suggesting insurrectionists aren’t insurrectionists simply because they smiled and waved whereas doing it.
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