On Saturday, a couple hundred protesters showed up at the “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, D.C. The crowd was reportedly so sparse that media and police outnumbered the people there to show their support for the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, many of whom are still in custody and facing years in prison.
Most notably absent at the rally were Congressional Republicans, including Reps. Matt Gaetz (FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), both of whom have said they think the Jan. 6 rioters are being treated unfairly.
The absence of the elected GOP members was certainly noticed by the rallygoers, according to the right-wing Washington Times:
“Where’s McCarthy? Where’s McConnell? They’re all useless,” one demonstrator in the crowd yelled.
Steve Merkel of Baltimore who attended the rally called Republicans “cowards,” and said it was wrong that no one came out to support nonviolent offenders charged over the riot.
What’s this? Trouble in right-wing insurrectionist paradise? Sure sounds that way.
As Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) later remarked, the pathetic turnout and lack of any elected Republicans in attendance suggests that the Cult of Trump may be dissipating:
Let’s hope so, because Trump and his minions are clearly a national security threat to the United States.