On any given day, House members are sparring in committee hearings, much of which we never see because it’s just not all that newsworthy. An exception emerged on Wednesday as an exchange about January 6th took place between Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) and Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC).
Jones, a particularly unimpressive left-wing hack, decided to claim that Officer Brian Sicknick died by being “bludgeoned to death.” That’s a lie that has been repeated over and over the last year and a half despite it being widely debunked. Still, it remains a staple of the Democrat narrative about January 6th, serving as “proof” that the riot was uniquely deadly.
Fortunately, Bishop was having none of it. He interjected, asking Jones to show his work. What happened next was a masterclass in how to beclown one’s self.
There’s a lot of cross-talk and stammering in the video, so I’m not going to attempt to transcribe it, but I will give a play-by-play.
The video opens with Bishop addressing Jones’ assertion about Sicknick being bludgeoned to death. Jones comes back and says he said that but didn’t specify at the hands of whom. Bishop then follows up with the obvious question: Well, then who exactly is Jones referring to?
Incredibly, the Democrat says he can “get that information to you in a few minutes” as he starts to stumble, asking Bishop if he’s denying if one Capitol Police officer was murdered in the midst of what happened on January 6th. That’s when Bishop just lets him have it, saying that he is denying that before laying out the facts, including the information on the medical examiner’s report that says Sicknick died of natural causes.
There is no ambiguity. Sicknick was not bludgeoned to death, and there is no evidence he was “murdered” as Jones said. But once a Democrat gets backed into a corner by their own lies, you can expect idiocy to follow, and sure enough, it did. Jones doubled down by snarking, “I contend that 138 Capitol and DC police officers were injured and that multiple Capitol Police officers died as a direct result of what happened on January 6th.”
Again, that’s just outright false. Not a single police officer died of any direct action taken on January 6th. What Jones is attempting to do is count unrelated suicides in the months after, none of which have been actually connected to the events at the Capitol, into his narrative. It’s grotesque in that he’s using dead people for political purposes while knowing what he’s saying isn’t true. Lastly, Jones asserts that Bishop is arguing over a “minute point,” as if the difference between dying of natural causes and being bludgeoned to death is irrelevant. It’s clear by then that the Democrat has been thoroughly embarrassed, and he’s just looking for an out.
The attitude Jones is displaying is one many have adopted about January 6th. Namely, the idea that because bad things happened that day, being factually accurate about what those things were is not only unnecessary but is somehow out limits. It’s basically an assertion that you must agree with all the false things said by people like Jones, and if you don’t, you are culpable in the violence. It’s a cheap maneuver that no one should take seriously or respect.
Bishop shows that Republicans should never back down from speaking the truth, even if that truth is inconvenient to the predominant narrative. Meanwhile, Jones shows what it looks like to have no idea what you are talking about.