RALEIGH – As the fallout from the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week continues, those that merely attended the ‘Save America’ event, that preceded the despicable acts of violence and incursion, are facing harassment political opposition and investigation from authorities.
It is an extension of the coordinated purge of Trump and his supporters. Peacefully listening to speeches, peacefully marching to the U.S. Capitol, peacefully dispersing — that’s enough to make one an antagonist in the Left’s tightly controlled narrative. As a result, the very media falsely blaming President Donald Trump may now be inciting violence against Trump supporters, according to their own standards.
Sherry-Lynn Womack, a school board member in Lee County, that attended the event in D.C. Like 99 percent of those that did, Womack broke no laws, exercised her rights to speech, and in no way facilitated or enabled any of the wrongdoing on January 6.
For the sin of supporting Trump and attending the event, protesters “flocked” to a local school board meeting to demand her resignation. WRAL was all too happy to give oxygen to the fire:
But guess what? Womack did nothing wrong, and she’s solid in defending that truth, telling WRAL, “I’ve done nothing wrong, and I stand by that. And I truly believe the community will stand by that, as well, once the facts are known.”
In a statement released by Womack, she further clarified:
“I unequivocally denounced the violence that took place in our nation’s capital, it was not patriotism it was thuggery. I did not participate in any violent activities nor do I condone the behaviors of some protestors who swarmed into the Capitol. I condemn all acts of violence and threats to government officials that took place.
“With that being said, the last time I checked this was a free country and I have the constitutionally protected rights to assemble and express my concerns in public places. My service to the Lee County School Board is not conditioned on me waiving those rights.
“I also recognize as an elected official; my actions are constantly being scrutinized. So, it comes as no surprise there are some who will be critical of my attendance at the Ellipse. FYI, the ellipse is 2 miles away from the capital. I was NOT at the capital! What unites us is greater than what divides us, we should not be sowing the seeds of anger and division, but focusing on improving the education of our children in Lee County.”
Outside of those individuals who participated in violence, vandalism, and/or trespassing — fewer people than the media wopuld have you think — Womack and the hundreds of thousands of others attending speeches, or even walking to the Capitol, did absolutely nothing wrong. They are only guilty of supporting a president they believe was wronged, and who is now being deemed so utterly toxic that supporting him is damnable offense in the eyes of too many.
The scale and scope of these purge actions is perhaps the most dangerous thing to emanate from the U.S. Capitol last week.