You can’t line people up before a firing squad for walking around the Capitol, even it they’re trespassing. From Monica Showalter at americanthinker.com:
Democrats have been bloviating for months now about an “insurrection” and a “threat to democracy” in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. They’ve razor-wired up the Capitol and deployed tens of thousands of unsmiling National Guard troops, making the capital of the free world look more like Kinshasa, Yamoussoukro, Damascus, or Cairo. Joe Biden called it an “existential” threat to the U.S., trying to go Sartre on us. Democrat narrative-maker (and creative writing major) Ben Rhodes, according to MSNBC, claimed: “The Jan 6th insurrection was a ‘terrorist attack on the heart of American democracy.'”
This presumably should have offered some pitched battles, explosions, blood in the streets, heads on pikes, mobs with torches, and lots and lots of guns, the way other people’s insurrections do.
Nope, the miserable event was nothing but a pumped up crowd upset about election fraud, with a few bounders, and a situation that got out of control with an inadequate Capitol police guard allowing, or even inviting, them to come in to the Capitol to yell about it.
This occurred as Congress formalized the presidential vote for Joe Biden, in an election where all signs point to a lot of ballot fraud.
The rest was just protest theatre, plenty of arrests, lot of trespassing, some vandalism, lots of selfies posted conveniently for prosecutors on social media, lots of tattling, and no question as to the outcome. There were five deaths, four of unarmed protesters, including one who was shot at close range in the neck by an unnamed Capitol police officer, and one of a police officer who was quickly cremated amid shifting stories, and a mendacious New York Times report, with inflammatory claims about the circumstances of how he died. That’s since been discredited, leaving Times staffers with egg all over their faces.