MRC founder and president Brent Bozell appeared on The Evening Edit on Wednesday night to discuss the rioting inside the Capitol. Bozell said he strongly agreed with Americans who feel the presidential election was stolen, in part because the anti-Biden news and views were censored in social media. But he said today’s rioters have ruined what began as a nonviolent protest: “one element went forward with lawlessness, and it has done tremendous damage to everyone else.”
“You can never countenance police being attacked. You cannot countenance our national capitol being breached like this. I think it is absolutely wrong,” Bozell told host Liz McDonald. He didn’t want to play a game of moral equivalence, he said, but if someone is criticizing today’s criminal element, “they damn well better have criticized Antifa for the last year and Black Lives Matter for their lawlessness, their destruction of property, their killing of people. If they have done that they have every right to be critical. If they have not done that, let those people who have been reasonable and have been objective in this, let them speak out.”
Bozell added “I am heartsick about that element that has been so destructive and has done so much damage to a very noble cause but the damage they have done to conservatives like me is profound.” He said every peaceful conservative protest, from Tea Party events to the annual March for Life, will be downplayed or forgotten next to this.