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Kevin McCarthy Appears To Claim ‘Nobody Was Arrested’ During BLM Protests Like Jan. 6. Rioters

by Black America Web

Listen: All politicians lie. All of them stretch the truth, embellish their records and say the things their constituents want said out loud regardless of how factual the statements are. Officials in both parties do this habitually. But its members of the far-right Republican party who routinely disregard obvious and easily fact-checkable truth just like they disregard the lived experience of every racial demographic that doesn’t systematically forgo the washcloth when they bathe. (I’m kidding. Kinda.)

It’s why white nationalist Barbie prototype Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene can, as an elected official in a House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, falsely define critical race theory as a “racist curriculum used to teach children that somehow their white skin is not equal to black skin and other things,” while also erroneously claiming a single school in Chicago received all $5.1 billion in federal funding meant for the entire state of Illinois and used every cent of the money on equity and diversity initiatives. And in response to all of that lying, Republicans largely defended her by stretching themselves into a noose knot to explain how Greene simply misspoke. (Also, I’ll point out that even in her loud, wrong and racist description of CRT, Greene makes it clear that when she references “children” she’s defaulting to white children, but whatever.)

Anyway, on Sunday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy went on WhiteSeditionistLovers.com—sorry, I mean, Fox News—and essentially declared that white Jan. 6 rioters are being treated unfairly because no one got arrested at Black Lives Matter protests. He was defending his decision to grant access to more than 40,000 hours of security video from the Capitol on the day of the riot to Tucker Carlson, who described most of the people who entered the building as “peaceful, orderly and meek.”

“My goal here is transparency. And we will slowly roll out to every…

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