Dinesh D’Souza Says Capitol Riots Were ‘Just a Bunch of Rowdy People Walking Through a Hallway’


Insurrection? What insurrection?!

Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza presented a curious take on the deadly and violent clash of Trump supporters on Capitol Hill carried out on Jan. 6 in an attempt to interrupt the congressional certification of the Electoral College vote.

Half a dozen people died as a result of what many have fairly called an armed insurrection, including three Capitol Police officers. But, appearing on The Ingraham Angle, D’Souza had a different take on the historic events of that day. This was a hot topic on Capitol Hill as Tuesday saw a Senate hearing featuring former security officers to unpack what happened on that day.

“In reality, this was a bunch of rowdy people walking through a hallway,” D’Souza told Fox News host Laura Ingraham, suggesting that accounts of that day shared by literally hundreds of elected officials and Capitol security veterans are false and being overplayed to score political points. Yes, he really did say that.

There has been no shortage of compelling videos to emerge from Jan. 6 that illustrate just how violent the attack was. It doesn’t take much effort to find evidence of a Trump supporter being fatally shot as she tried to breach a hallway that led to the Senate chamber, or video of Trump supporters battling Capitol police in hand-to-hand combat for hours, or chants of “Hang Mike Pence.

So, D’Souza’s claim that these armed insurrectionists were “just a bunch of rowdy people walking through a hallway” is remarkably ill-informed, perhaps willfully so. Ingraham did not challenge D’Souza on this claim, which lends credence to the dismissive description and will surely be embraced by many Fox News viewers.

Disinformation? We report, you decide.

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