Study shows most Capitol 'rioters' were NOT motivated by the 'i-word'

Riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Video screenshot)
Riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Video screenshot)

A study by Harvard shows that many of those who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, were not motivated by any ideas of an “insurrection,” as Democrats have insisted over and over.

Instead, they were there because of their loyalty to President Trump and held suspicions about the legitimacy of the 2020 election.

What is known about that election is that either of two factors easily could have diverted the victory from President Trump to Joe Biden: the legacy and social media suppression of accurate and devastatingly bad reporting about the Biden family cartel’s overseas business operations, and Mark Zuckerberg’s donation of $420 million to local officials who essentially recruited Democrat voters with that money.

Now a report confirms that Jan. 6, “rioters” were driven by loyalty to Trump, not any concept of an insurrection.

At Just the News, a report explained a Harvard study found about one-in five rioters “were motivated out of support for Trump.”

The results from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government found that the same number of participants said they broke into the Capitol over Trump’s claims that the 2020 election was stolen.

There also was a faction, in the single digits, that actually wanted an “armed” revolution.

The study focused on court documents from 417 of the more than 800 defendants prosecuted for being involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The authors found “Trump and his allies convinced an unquantifiable number of Americans that representative democracy in the United States was not only in decline, but in imminent, existential danger.”

“This belief translated into a widespread fear of democratic and societal breakdown, which, in turn, motivated hundreds of Americans to travel to D.C. from far corners of the country in what they were convinced was the nation’s most desperate hour,” the report explained.

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