Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Unwell.) on Tuesday debunked a Capitol riot conspiracy concept backed by Fox Information host Tucker Carlson that’s change into more and more common in right-wing circles.
“I do know this may break some hearts. For a couple of months, folks like Tucker Carlson, MTG, Gaetz, and now Cruz have been ‘simply asking questions’ a couple of man named Ray Epps,” Kinzinger wrote on Twitter, referring to Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
Epps was seen on digicam on Jan. 5, 2021, urging Donald Trump supporters to enter the U.S. Capitol, at some point earlier than the Jan. 6 assault on Congress.
“Some within the crowd chanted ‘fed fed fed,’” Kinzinger famous. “Why? Who is aware of, possibly they knew he was videoed speaking about breaking into the Capitol the day earlier than it was to occur and needed to create distance?”
As a result of he wasn’t arrested ― and since he was initially on an FBI “needed” checklist after which eliminated ― Carlson and others have instructed he’s an FBI operative and a part of a “false flag” operation on the Capitol.
Cruz ― contemporary off an look on Carlson’s present critics described as “groveling” to the Fox Information host ― used his time throughout a listening to on Tuesday to ask an FBI official about Epps.
However Kinzinger wrote in a sequence of tweets that Epp has spoken with the Home choose committee investigating the Capitol riot and there’s another excuse he was faraway from the needed checklist, by no means arrested and by no means charged:
“Whereas it could break hearts, it’s true,” Kinzinger added. “So many are misled by so few. Simply search for.”
Kinzinger additionally included a press release from a spokesperson for the committee… and added a word of his personal aimed toward Cruz: