Fox News' Pete Hegseth Defends Capitol Rioters: They Just Love Freedom

Written by on January 7, 2021

Fox Information’ Pete Hegseth drew condemnation Thursday for springing to the protection of the violent mob of Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, suggesting they weren’t raging conspiracy theorists however individuals who “love freedom” and free markets.

Hegseth, showing on Thursday morning’s broadcast of “Fox & Pals,” was requested by host Brian Kilmeade what’s subsequent for the MAGA motion if “that is the calling card they’re leaving us with.”

“Properly, the motion is clearly outlined by way over someday,” responded Hegseth, who has repeatedly lavished reward on the president throughout Trump’s time in workplace. 

He then quoted an individual he mentioned he talked to at Trump’s pre-riot rally: “I’m a born-again American. I’ve been reawoken to the fact of what the left has achieved to my nation. This isn’t Donald Trump solely. That is what he has uncovered.”

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Hegseth mentioned the pro-Trump crowd was “not conspiracy theorists motivated simply by lies.”

“That’s a bunch of nonsense that individuals need to inform us,” he claimed.

As an alternative, Hegseth argued, “these are those that perceive first ideas, they love freedom and so they love free markets and so they see precisely what the anti-American left has achieved to America.”

“I wasn’t stunned by what occurred yesterday,” Hegseth added. “I’m not saying it’s OK, however I wasn’t shocked. I acknowledge that individuals really feel like your entire system is rigged towards them.”

Twitter customers had been disgusted by Hegseth’s obvious protection of the mob:

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