Official J6 narrative is unraveling...
As that thread is pulled, transparency more important than ever
Tucker Carlson did a great service when, on March 6, two years and two months after the fact, he aired heretofore unseen footage of “January 6” on his top-rated show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” about which this author wrote in “Hidden ‘January 6th’ Story, Revealed.”
But, one week and one day later, the question is, did it move the needle?
Justice for All
Surely, opinions and hearts are changing reflected by “The J6 Choir with 45’s” recent release, “Justice for All,” a pastiche of “The Pledge of Allegiance,” spoken by ‘45,’ and “The Star Spangled Banner,” sung by the J6 prisoners — many devoting their lives to defending America—hitting the top of the charts, notably iTunes.
And, the official storyline of January 6th — the “insurrection” — is being jettisoned in favor of the narrative that, on January 6th, the orderly process of challenging the certification of the 2020 electoral votes taking place in the U.S. House Chamber that day during a Joint Session of Congress presided over by the Vice President, as the Electoral Count Act of 1887 prescribes, was derailed.
And, it wasn’t the horns guy who did it.
Just minutes before a resolution was about to be introduced challenging the certification with a concisely articulated bill of particulars and a reasonable and timely remedy, the “insurrection” broke out, shutting down the process. Later that night, calm restored, ‘Emergency Certification’ suspended the requirements of the Electoral Count Act. And, out the window went the challenges.
American freedoms breached
Moments before the orderly process was suspended, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) was telling America on the floor of the Senate, that:
In America we settle our differences with elections. What happens if you don’t trust the election count, or you’re concerned that so many courts denied or dismissed cases within hours after they were given thousands of pages of evidence. The reason we have a Congress to settle our nation’s divisions — and the rules of the Senate make sure that every opinion in the nation is heard — is so that issues like this can be addressed. The constitutional crisis in our country right now is that millions of Americans are being told to sit down and shut up. Their opinions matter.
Then he reflected on how, four ‘January 6ths’ earlier, i.e., on the Jan. 6 that fell after the 2004 presidential election, Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) “stood on this floor” and said it “would be an insult to democracy” not “to register our own protest against the obviously flawed voting process that took place in so many states…”
“I agree,” said Sen. Lankford, who continued:
The United State Constitution does not allow me to assign different electors to its state, nor should it. The United States Constitution does not give the option to the Vice President of the United States to just unilaterally decide which states are in and out. And, it should not. Each state decides its electors through its people. A small group of senators, including myself, have demanded that we not ignore the questions that millions of people are asking in our nation. So we have proposed a constitutional solution to pause the count, to get more facts through the states before January the 20th. We proposed a 15-member commission just like what was done after the failed election of 1876. We’re encouraging people to spend 10 days going through all of the issues, so states can have one last opportunity to address any challenges. Then the states, as the Constitution directs, would make the final decision on their elections.
Then he spoke to a counterproposal by “some colleagues” who said “a 10-day commission” was “not enough time” and suggested “ignoring the lingering question.”
But, Senator Lankford countered, “We need to do something. My challenge today is not about the good people of Arizona.”
After he said “Arizona,” one of the key states rife with election irregularities, and looked up and smiled, the presiding officer banged down the gavel and announced, “I will stand in recess until the call of the chair.”
To which, Senator Lankford said, “We’ll pause.”
Two Members of Congress, Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), had just moved to suspend certification prior to Lankford speaking, and during the Oklahoma senator’s remarks, U.S. Capitol police and other officials informed members that their chambers were about to be breached, at which point, on cue, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were all escorted out of the chamber.
So it was that democracy, as prescribed in the Electoral Count Act of 1887, was derailed, and American freedoms were breached.
Was it all just staged?
Many wonder if it was all just staged, especially given the vehement opposition against releasing video surveillance, opting instead to release only selective video that buttresed the “insurrection” narrative, claiming that it was all to stop the certification of Joe Biden as the duly elected president of the United States.
Since the American people never saw the complete video surveillance of the U.S. Capitol Police capturing the actual events of the day — the good, the bad and the ugly — many view the official narrative and what seemed Kangaroo Court hearings conducted by the U.S. House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack and only inviting friendly witnesses as an attempt to sanitize history, and insist the path taken at that historical fork in the road was the only one to take. Of course, if proper security had been provided, as President Trump requested, then DOD Chief of Staff, Kash Patel asserts, the idea that a mob would even think of breaching the Capitol would have been rendered moot. And, they could have set in motion a review of the states in question to ensure that Biden was indeed the winner and, if not, then saving our nation untold grief as we stare into the abyss now.
“Transparency,” Speaker Kevin McCarthy, says is what is needed, which is why he gave Carlson the 41,000 hours of U.S. Capitol Police footage from that infamous day.
Time to have a real J6 investigation, says Gen. Paul Vallely
General Paul Vallely (USA-Ret.) agrees. He has interviewed many J-6 prisoners and wants Congress to subpoena them as part of a full investigation into the events of that day. One of the nearly three dozen J-6 prisoners he interviewed, Jeff McKellopp, has much to say about what he believes was a ginned up insurrection, a ‘false flag,’ if you will. Given his military training, McKellopp had “operational awareness” that day and what he has to say is eyeopening.
Yelling “freedom” through a bullhorn does not an insurrection make
Jacob Chansley, the Shaman, who, of course, became the face of the January 6th alleged insurrection, was, Carlson showed, not a rabble rouser out to disrupt the certification, but a peaceful, albeit colorful, protester.
Buttressing this new image are two other videos, one, police bodycam footage, showing him being led out of the chamber; the other taken by an independent party when he arrived outside. Both clips show, quite clearly, his intent was entirely peaceful.
In the first video, he says to the U.S. Capitol police leading him out, “Thank you for your patience,” and then yells “freedom” through a bull horn as they lead him to the exit. Not exactly the stuff of an insurrection. In fact, Gen. Thomas McInerney (USAF-Ret.) has a far different take, dubbing the police guiding him out, “the honor guard.”
In the latter video, Chansley’s military training shines through as he calls for calm and respect, telling the assembled protesters, “We have made our point… Donald Trump has asked for everyone to go home… respect our law enforcement and the men and women in blue… we are not Antifa…”
Chansley is now serving out his years’ long sentence for alleged infractions on January 6.
Yes, it’s time to have a full airing of the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about “January 6.”
Mary Claire Kendall is author of Oasis: Conversion Stories of Hollywood Legends, published in Madrid under the title También Dios pasa por Hollywood. She is currently writing a book about Hemingway’s faith journey.