Ted Nugent Repeats Conspiracy Theory That Capitol Rioters Were Black Lives Matter And Antifa Supporters
Ted Nugent, warrior poet, Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights activist, has once again shared the debunked conspiracy theory that Black Lives Matter and antifa supporters were responsible for the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 of this year, and not, in fact, supporters of former president Donald Trump, who encouraged his followers to gather that day to protest the results of the November election that ousted him from the White House.
Discussing the Capitol riot on a recent YouTube livestream, Nugent explained his MENSA-level theory thusly:
“We know that the January 6th event at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., those weren’t Trump supporters destroying stuff and breaking windows and being vandals. Those were Antifa and Black Lives Matter wearing Trump shirts and hats. I wanna be on record right now for that. Insurrection my ass.
“So let me make it clear: January 6th wasn’t an insurrection. Those were terrorists, like Black Lives Matter and Antifa dressed in Donald Trump shirts doing all the damage. The real Trump supporters were conservatives that believe in God, family, country, law and order trying to stop them. And I would ask… So why were the cops waving them in? And here’s the question America demands an answer to: who was the cop that shot the Navy vet? Was it Navy or Air Force? It doesn’t matter, ’cause warriors of the military are all heroes and warriors anyhow. I wanna know the cop’s name that shot the lady, and I wanna know what’s gonna happen to him.”
To date, over 450 rioters who participated in the Capitol insurrection have been arrested. None, to our knowledge, have been exposed as Black Lives Matter or antifa supporters. In March, during a testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI director Christopher Wray asserted that “we have not, to date, seen any evidence of anarchist violent extremists or people subscribing to antifa in connection with the 6th,” HuffPo reports.
Despite those pesky things known as facts, and with no evidence whatsoever, Nugent also advanced the same theories back in March.
You can watch the full livestream below if for some reason you’d like to do that.