On Wednesday night, an unidentified man tried to throw Molotov cocktail at the US Capitol Police. This led to a strange scene at Union Station. If you aren’t aware of the geography of the area, Union Station is the largest metro and regional train stop in the area, bordering the Capitol grounds.
Both officers were given minor injuries. The backpack that contained two more bottles of accelerant along with the other bottle was also recovered. That’s according to a statement released by the USCP, but there’s something else that really caught my eye.
It was just a random guy who threw Molotov cocktails like random guys tend to. https://t.co/gC9opyIBuF
— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) July 7, 2022
Let me clarify. A man threw two Molotov cocktails at US Capitol Police, causing injuries to two officers, and the USCP responds by immediately defending the guy, assuring everyone that he wasn’t targeting the Capitol or Supreme Court and that he wasn’t part of any recent protest? They didn’t know this so quickly. Are they able to check all of the pro-abortion demonstrations in the wake? Roe V. Wade being overturned? That doesn’t even sound possible to me.
As I said with some degree of snark, we are supposed to believe that some random guy threw Molotov cocktails at Capitol Police because that’s just what random guys do? All of it is completely absurd. Why is this guy’s picture not being plastered everywhere? As Julie Kelly notes, people who walked around taking selfies on January 6th get sent to solitary confinement for years, but this guy is just charged with assault and that’s that? Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up getting a sweet-heart deal like the two Antifa lawyers who torched a police car during the 2020 riots.
In the end, that’s really the issue here and why the USCP’s statement is perplexing. This gives the impression that this country operates with two standards of justice. It is, however.
This happened in our nation’s capital.
They made no arrests. One man was eventually charged and pleaded guilty to disorderly behavior. https://t.co/hn9t3drTTu pic.twitter.com/Rua9nQX2oP
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) July 7, 2022
If you steal Nancy Pelosi’s beer, you go to the gulag. If you firebomb a police car, you get a reduced sentence. This isn’t a system anyone trusts, and that’s not a good thing. Domestic terrorism is treated with kid gloves when it’s a leftwinger. When it’s a rightwinger, the book is thrown. And look, I’m not suggesting the book shouldn’t be thrown. All domestic terrorist acts should be treated equally. Do you think that is too much?
I guess we’ll find out more about this guy who tried to kill two US Capitol Police officers. Or maybe we won’t, because that seems to be how things go when an attack doesn’t fit “the narrative.”