(ReliableNews.org) – Stunned Americans were glued to their televisions, computer screens, and smartphones watching the events that took place at the nation’s Capitol Building in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Members of the House of Representatives and Senate were ushered to safety by security officials and the capitol police officers.
Five individuals were left dead in the week of the violence, including a 35-year-old Air Force veteran from southern California. The police officer who shot her was placed on leave pending an official inquiry into the shooting.
A 42-year-old Capitol Police officer also died as the result of injuries sustained in the confrontation. Three others died from unknown medical emergencies. The melee also injured more than 50 police officers and an unknown number of civilians.
Tucker Carlson’s Dire Warning
Primetime Fox News host Tucker Carlson weighed in on the incident during the Wednesday airing of his show. He warned that the country’s politicians and political institutions would use violent uprisings like the one that happened at the Capitol Building as an excuse to begin stripping them of basic rights enjoyed by Americans for more than two hundred years.
Rights like freedom of expression, speech, and assembly could be taken if violent clashes continue to occur. The country has been under siege since the rise of Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists in the wake of the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd while in the custody of the police.
Carlson concluded his remarks by telling his viewers he doesn’t condone violence. However, he has concerns about the nation’s future and its ongoing ability to enjoy the rights and privileges that come with living in a civilized democratic society.
Hopefully, America heeds his warning and doesn’t just shrug them off.
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