PolitiFact’s 2021 Lie Of The Year: Everything Fox News, Republicans, Trump Cultists Have Said About The Riot

PolitiFact reports:

In the days that followed, Trump, some of the loudest and most influential members of the Republican Party and vocal partisan media personalities offered a deluge of justifications, excuses and conspiracy theories to reframe the events of Jan. 6 as no big deal.

They said Jan. 6 was instigated by undercover left-wing activists who were part of antifa. That was proved false. They said the rioters hadn’t used force and one Republican congressman likened the events to “a normal tourist visit.” Video proved that wrong.

They claimed the attack on the Capitol had nothing to do with race, even though white supremacists and far-right militia groups were among the most active participants, and many rioters wore racist t-shirts.

Read the full article. It’s quite the recap.