The former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff has made scathing remarks about attendees of the Justice for J6 rally and the wider Republican Party.
in an interview with msnbcMiles Teller said he finds the rally “personally disturbing” after living in Washington DC for 20 years.
“I was here in the years after 9/11 and didn’t feel that way,” he said. “DC was built 200 years ago to be open like this open, sprawling city and our democracy, but instead of a glowing city on a hill, right now it feels like Fort America.”
He insisted that the protest was in support of those who committed the crime by storming the Capitol on January 6. “Let me be clear, these are not political prisoners,” he said. “These are criminals.”
Mr Taylor denounced the GOP as it stands at the moment, saying it looks “like a Tinder for terrorists” right now.
“The Republican Party – my party – has continued to promote big lies in many respects, but even worse, has offered and vocalized support for these criminals,” he said. “So frankly, I think my party has a big decision to make, and that is whether our platform will remain the party of Lincoln and the founding ideals or will it be a different platform?”
“Today, I think we look like a Tinder for terrorists, where radicals across the country can swipe right and match with an extremist politician who raises their views and then when they are in trouble. fall and commit a crime, try to get them out of jail,” Mr. Taylor said. “So if you ask me now, we look a little less like Lincoln’s party and more like a Tinder for terrorists.”
The Justice for J6 rally officially began in Union Square around noon this afternoon, and organizers expected around 700 to attend. However, for journalists Granthshala Said the number appears to be around the 200 mark.
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