Trump rallies will provide ‘a sense of comfort’ for his supporters: Conservative describes it as a ‘balm’
Donald Trump's upcoming rallies will serve as a "balm" for his supporters who are disappointed he decisively lost the 2020 presidential election and was subsequently banned by social media for inciting violence by pushing his "Big Lie" about election fraud.
"Donald Trump has scheduled the first stop on his long-promised revenge tour against Republicans who spurned him during his quest to overturn the 2020 election outcome and subsequent impeachment," CNN reported Tuesday. "According to a person familiar with the planning, the former President will host his first campaign-style rally in Cleveland on June 26 to support Max Miller, a former Trump administration official and campaign aide who is challenging incumbent GOP Rep. Anthony Gonzalez. The rally marks Trump's first public appearance on behalf of an insurgent Republican candidate -- something party leaders have been dreading from the moment Trump vowed to target GOP incumbents who either voted to impeach him or rejected his false claims of a stolen election."
Matt Schlapp, the head of the American Conservative Union which hosts the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), was interviewed on Newsmax about Trump's tour.
"His travel is coinciding with these different congressional races," Schlapp noted, mentioning there is "buzz" Trump may try to be Speaker of the House of Representatives if the GOP wins in the midterms.
"These rallies are going to be a real balm for — a real sense of comfort for 75 million Americans who feel canceled, who feel he's been canceled," he explained.
"So I feel like these rallies are going to have a tremendous injection of positive energy into our politics," he said, even though Trump rallies culminated in the January 6th insurrection.
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MSNBC hosts have been mocking Republicans for their conspiracy theory that antifa was behind the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. A new conspiracy theory has popped up from Tucker Carlson, saying that he thinks there were FBI agents who dressed up in pro-Trump and militia clothing, bought Trump flags, and attacked the Capitol pretending to be Trump supporters. Presumably, if Republicans truly believed either of the conspiracies, they'd support the investigation into the attack.
Now, at least one Republican agrees that there should be a Jan. 6 Commission on the grounds that he wants to know if the FBI was involved.
Taking to the House floor Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), known for his bizarre antics, explained why he now supports Democrats' efforts, after previously voting against it.
"We really need to know what the FBI knew and when they knew it," said Gohmert. "And not only that, we need to know how much participation did any of our federal friends, either at DOJ, at FBI, or any at the intel community — what kind of role were they playing," he said. "Because there's information that came out about the effort to kidnap the Michigan governor and there were federal agents. So, it's been said that there were federal agents involved in that."
The latter point is misconstrued as the federal agents "involved" were those approached by an informant who got cold feet about the kidnapping. He worked with the FBI to help stop the plot before it happened. No FBI agents were involved in the plotting of the kidnapping of the governor.
It's unclear if Gohmert will now become an advocate among his peers for the Jan. 6 Commission.
See an excerpt of video of his floor speech below:
GOP congressman's brothers slam his 'despicable comments and disgraceful conduct' in blistering CNN interview
On CNN Thursday, two brothers of Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), David and Tim Gosar, appeared on air to denounce his claims that Capitol Police "executed" rioter Ashli Babbitt, and extend their support to law enforcement who defended Congress from the attackers on January 6.
"First off, I'd like to thank Officer Fanone for his, and the other Capitol Hill police officers for their, bravery and heroism on that day and on behalf of the actual sane members of our family, which is everyone but Paul," said David Gosar. "We apologize on behalf of our family to him for his despicable comments and disgraceful behavior through this whole incident."
"What's your sense, your feeling, about what he said in that case and what he's been saying about the insurrection?" asked anchor John Berman.
"What he's doing, John, I think you're aware of this is, he's raising money," said David Gosar. "He's saying outrageous things just like, you know, Marjorie "Traitor" Greene does, and there's the fringe element in this country which amounts to millions and millions of people who see that and applaud that because they get their, news as Officer Fanone indicated, through Fox and Facebook and you know, they applaud that and they donate money to him and that's what he's doing."
"So you think it's a fundraising thing?" asked Berman. "He doesn't believe what he's saying there? He doesn't believe the lies that he spews?"
"This is what's going on with Paul," said David Gosar. "He talks himself into these positions. You know, because it benefits Paul. That's what's going on. You repeat the lie to yourself and keep repeating it ... if you notice, their whole strategy now is just to keep throwing up different conspiracy theories as a way of confusing people. So this is a strategy. That they are employing and Paul is part of that. They must get their marching orders every day through these talking points from wherever they come from and he just marches along with that. But that's what's going on."
Gosar's comments on Babbitt have already drawn sharp criticism from fellow Republican members of Congress.
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