Democrats and liberal media have already dismissed the concept of radical leftists or Antifa being at the Capitol protest, that all the people there were Trump supporters.
But as we reported, that’s not exactly true.
What is true was there was at least some radical leftist presence there among the Trump supporters. What they did or what influence they may have had in the action is not clear.
BLM protest organizer John Sullivan who frequently posted with BLM and Antifa hashtags was there at the doors to the Speaker’s Lobby next to Ashli Babbitt when she was shot. In fact, some of the video we’ve seen of the shooting was shot by him. Sullivan claims he was just there “documenting” which liberal media has simply accepted, although according to Fox he admits he climbed through a window to get inside. CNN even had him on air to talk about it.
John Sullivan known on the Utah protest scene was inside the U.S. Capitol. He got in through a broken window. He says he was there to document the protest. No matter what he watched a woman die and could now face charges. https://t.co/x3bm77w3dq
— Heidi Hatch (@tvheidihatch) January 7, 2021
He had previously been arrested at a violent BLM protest that ended up with someone being shot in Utah. In August in Washington, D.C., he called for ripping President Donald Trump from the White House.
BLM inc. threatening to “rip the president out of the White House”
They say they won’t wait until the next election.
They’re openly calling for a revolution.
This is domestic terrorism on full display, out in the open. They don’t even try to hide it. pic.twitter.com/OyhNSzBEwu
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 29, 2020
In August 2020 remarks to a small crowd at a Washington, D.C., intersection, Sullivan pointed to the nearby White House and unleashed a torrent of violent rhetoric. “We … about to burn this s— down,” he said. “We gotta … rip Trump right out of that office right there,” he continued, adding, “We ain’t about … waiting until the next election.” He then led the crowd in a chant of, “It’s time for revolution.”
— Rich Weinstein (@phillyrich1) January 7, 2021
His group even sells black bloc gear on its website.
According to media, Sullivan was detained after the Capitol protest but was then released.
John Sullivan, a known agitator and protestor from Utah has been detained tonight in Washington D.C.
He broke into the U.S Capitol yesterday and was recorded just outside the chambers where a woman was shot. pic.twitter.com/myTKA77Zn9
— Heidi Hatch (@tvheidihatch) January 8, 2021
John Sullivan was detained last night for questioning & released (handcuffed while being questioned outside, never transported to station, etc). He was not formally arrested at last report. I spoke with him after he was released. He estimates he was detained for about 90 minutes.
— Brittany Glas (@BrittanyGlasTV) January 8, 2021
So it’s interesting that some folks were arrested but not Sullivan who was so visible and went on television.
We wrote about how the NY Post said law enforcement sources told them there were at least two Antifa folks from New York in the crowd. Now, Fox correspondent Aishah Hasnie is also saying that she was told by an NYPD source that Antifa folks were identified in the crowd by undercovers.
I realize news outlets are “fact checking” and “debunking” ANTIFA claims, but NYPD source tells me known ANTIFA members were identified by undercovers in the crowd that stormed the Capitol. And more than just 2. https://t.co/oKNsuPxXeF
— Aishah Hasnie (@aishahhasnie) January 8, 2021