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On Thursday evening, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., culminated a day-long campaign marking the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol with a candlelight prayer vigil on the very steps of the building that was breached by protesters.
“On behalf of the distinguished Democratic leader of the Senate, all of our colleagues from the House and Senate, we prayerfully mark one year since the insurrection, and patriotically honor the heroes who defended the Capitol and our democracy that day,” Pelosi said, repeating the Democratic Party’s established narrative. “Let us all here join in a moment of silence in memory of those who lost their lives and sacrificed so much for our democracy that day.”
NOW – January 6th vigil outside the U.S. Capitol. pic.twitter.com/P3aLHLo4ZF
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) January 6, 2022
There was also a candlelight vigil on the National Mall, and the woman who organized the event “is the same Antifa-affiliated woman who planned disruptions for the inaugurations of both President George W. Bush and President Donald Trump,” The Federalist’s Jordan Boyd reported.
Not only that, Liz Butler, a “partner” with Movement Catalyst, the organization hosting the vigil, “also co-founded and organized the group that terrorized Sen. Josh Hawley’s wife and newborn baby last year over the Republican’s objections to the 2020 election results,” Boyd added.
Down on the National Mall, progressives are hosting their own Jan 6 vigil, sponsored by an array of liberal organizations — including liberal faith groups.
Now speaking: Harper White, aide to Rep. Rosa DeLauro, discussing his own harrowing Jan 6 experience. pic.twitter.com/Ssvfz0HtV3
— Jack Jenkins (@jackmjenkins) January 6, 2022
Butler’s biography on the organization’s website says she has “30 years of experience organizing, campaigning, and movement building” in the pursuit of “social justice, economic justice, climate justice, fossil fuel resistance, and environmental justice.”
Conservative talk radio host Tammy Bruce shared the article from The Federalist on Twitter:
Hmm “Democrat J6 Vigil Organized By Left-Wing Activist Behind Violent Disruptions Of Trump Inauguration, Assault Of GOP Senator’s Family” https://t.co/WxvlMNnl22
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) January 6, 2022
Sen. Hawley sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., calling on them to “condemn” the leaders of the vigil and “ask members in your caucuses to cancel their planned support for this event.”
His wife, Erin Hawley was home alone with the couple’s infant daughter in January when protestors from ShutdownDC descended on their home. The group reportedly opposed Hawley’s plans to object to electors from Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Hawley filed a criminal complaint after asking the protesters to leave, telling them, “We’ve got neighbors and a baby, thank you.”
“I was fearful and closed and locked the door,” she said in a statement accompanying the criminal complaint, after the protests refused to disperse.
“Dems ‘candlelight vigil’ for democracy today organized by antifa radicals who have encouraged rioting, harassed elected officials, tried to disrupt Trump inauguration, & last year harassed my wife & child and were charged with criminal trespass,” Hawley tweeted, in sharing the letter on Twitter. Applying the same standard the left does against the GOP, he added: “Dems who attend this support them.”
Dems “candlelight vigil” for democracy today organized by antifa radicals who have encouraged rioting, harassed elected officials, tried to disrupt Trump inauguration, & last year harassed my wife & child and were charged with criminal trespass – Dems who attend this support them pic.twitter.com/4LFcsRUfGz
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 6, 2022
Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway shared a thread from Kyle Shideler, the director and senior analyst for homeland security and counterterrorism at the Center for Security Policy, that also detailed Butler’s history.
Included in the information Shideler shared was that Butler is “the co-founder of Shutdown DC, adding that this is the same group “which tormented Rep. Josh Hawley’s wife, and held a planning call with Lisa Fithian where they discussed occupying government buildings in the event Trump should win.”
He also noted that Shutdown DC “was sponsored by a straight up Antifa group, All-Out DC.”
HOLY SCHMOLY. Read this thread. https://t.co/YSVt3uWMjM
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 6, 2022
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Being subtle has never been their strong suit…
— Bob Meyers (@snowjob1953) January 6, 2022
Social Movement Support Hub…..hmmm…not sure what that means….Are these the people that move the pallets of bricks and weapons secretly into place through the backdoor during the BLM riots?….so they specialize in logistics…ok, its a little clearer now….
— edwardo ford (@mr_waldo2012) January 6, 2022
They are crazed people indeed
— skizideech (@samclos58165514) January 6, 2022
You can’t make this s@$t up.
— Debra Hunter (@Untired2017) January 6, 2022
This is just some of the evidence that will be presented in the impeachment trial of Joe Biden in 2023.
— Albert Aye-yai-yai-kenstien (@AKenstien) January 6, 2022
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