Members of the Democrat Party went from praising last summer’s riots to calling for Capitol rioters to be put on the ‘no-fly list’ usually reserved for suspected terrorists. Wasn’t the incident at the Capitol building just another peaceful protest?
Chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Bennie Thompson, just called for the people who stormed the Capitol building to be added to the federal no-fly list. This ban is a step-up in usual airport security as airlines claimed that passengers demonstrated politically motivated aggression on flights to Washington D.C.
Thompson called the break-in a “domestic terrorist attack” and urged the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to add all individuals involved on the federal No-Fly list. He said they threatened the safety of Congress members and served as an attack on our Nation.
Transportation reporter Sam Mintz added that the House Homeland Security Committee does not have the authority to add protesters to a no-fly list, though individuals were placed on a watchlist when they were suspected of being involved in terrorist activities.
“The mob mentality behavior that took place on several flights to the D.C. area yesterday was unacceptable and threatened the safety and security of every single person on board. Acts against our democracy, our government, and the freedom we claim as Americans must disqualify these individuals from the freedom of flight,” said Sara Nelson, the president of the Association of Flight Attendants.
While the event remains appalling and disturbing, the way politicians and journalists have used the story about the sacred Capitol building being destroyed is against everything they talked about last summer. They let Black Lives Matter protesters storm city halls, push police departments out of their stations, loot small businesses, and burn down their communities while calling it ‘acts of justice.’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called the Capitol building break-in an ‘attack on our nation’ and called to investigate any member of Congress for sanction and expulsion on this act of domestic terror. Her views seemed to change overnight, technically early December, when she tweeted about the real purpose of a protest.
“The whole point of protesting is to make ppl uncomfortable. Activists take that discomfort w/ the status quo & advocate for concrete policy changes. Popular support often starts small & grows. To folks who complain protest demands make others uncomfortable… that’s the point,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
It’s only ‘for justice’ and considered ‘peaceful ‘if the Democrats do it.