In what could possibly be a major revelation related to the J6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building, a recent report suggests that Capitol Police fired rubber bullets into a peaceful crowd of Trump supporters during the incident. If true, this development raises serious questions about the potential role of law enforcement in the escalation of violence on that day.
Human Events published an article detailing the interview between Jack Posobiec, a conservative commentator and activist, and Raheem Kazsam a conservative activist who were both near the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021. According to the report, new footage released by House Speaker Mike Johnson showed that Capitol Police opened fire at least once on a group of peaceful protesters.
Speaker Mike Johnson released new footage of Capitol Police firing rubber bullets, and other projectiles, into the nonviolent protesters outside the building on January 6, 2021. This caused chaos and confusion.
Jack Posobiec, Raheem Kassen, and others were walking to the Capitol in Washington DC, when they heard flashes at 1:10 pm, just as President Donald Trump was wrapping up his speech.
Posobiec invited Kassam to his Human Events show on Monday, to tell the story of the events that day and the timeline from their point of view, now that the new revelations are finally out.
Raheem heard a bang and thought at first that it was “pallets falling from the back of a pickup truck”, but he soon got a better look at the fight unfolding on a roof.
.@RaheemKassam to @JackPosobiec: “With all of the excess Jan 6 footage that has been released … We’ve now seen so many more angles, so much more footage of who actually started and provoked the violence that day. And unfortunately, it was the police.” pic.twitter.com/nYb4fGdTZb
— Human Events (@HumanEvents) November 20, 2023
The video showed that law enforcement fired non-lethal bullets into a protesting crowd outside the Capitol Building, which caused chaos and confusion.
Kassam said, “We have now seen so many angles, so much footage that shows who started and provoked violence on that day, and unfortunately it was the Police.” The police fired non-lethal weapons, such as flash bangs and munitions at a crowd of people who were otherwise milling about.
He said that protesters did not attempt to break into the building and were not aggressive with the police before they were shot at. At this time, it is not known who gave the direct order to fire without notice.
Last week, Speaker Johnson released all of the J6 footage. He explained that this would allow the public to “see for themselves what occurred that day” rather than relying on the interpretations of a small group of government officials. This was a thinly veiled dig at the Democratic House Select Committee, which was formed soon after the incident.
The new footage has provoked several different reactions. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA, recently called for the creation of a Republican J6 Select Committee in order to investigate further the incident and uncover any deceptions that may have been involved with the narrative promoted by government and media.
Kassam’s allegations, if true and confirmed by further investigation would undermine the narrative that Democrats and other leftists have spun about this matter. This would indicate that the Capitol Building violence was at least partially the fault of law enforcement.