Charlie Kirk responds to alleged attack on Cincinnati FBI office: “They're now going to try to play the victim”

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Citation From the August 11, 2022, edition of The Charlie Kirk Show, streamed on YouTube

CHARLIE KIRK (HOST): Do you think they regret it? Do you think if they could do it over again they would raid Mar-a-Lago again?

I was watching Anderson Cooper. And I was watching some of the cable television shows. And it seems as if there's a little bit of a trepidation that the mockingbird media doesn't really know what to make of this. They're not really sure how to cover it. There is a single angle, though, they're going to be continually using, which is denouncing threats to law enforcement as if that's really what's going on here. Director of the FBI had strong words Wednesday for supporters of former President Donald Trump, who have been using violent rhetoric in the wake of his agency's search for Trump's Mar-a-Lago home – of Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. He says that threats against federal agents and the Justice Department are deplorable and dangerous.

[UNINTELLIGIBLE] how many those threats are planted by the FBI themselves? We have said the entire time remain peaceful. We do not put up with violent acts.

Now there's a new report that shows someone is attacking the FBI building in Cincinnati. Interstate 171-North is shut down after a suspect drove towards Waynesville, Ohio. Unconfirmed reports say he is now firing at police from a cornfield.

Now, I'm sure this will now be the main focus, even though we have said repeatedly to remain peaceful and stay focused on constructive things that we can do.

They're now going to try to play the victim after they occupied Donald Trump's home – a military occupation.

Look, let me be very clear. Violence against law enforcement is not tolerated. We shouldn't talk – we shouldn't allow it. We shouldn't even get close to encouraging it.

But that cannot allow us to keep our eye off the ball of exactly what happened earlier this week. This is the main focus now of the media. The media is now saying, well, do you see how the right is reacting to all of this? For example,, MAGA-world wants war after FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago. Or how about this other one where they say the right is now calling for conflict and violence?

Look, don't fall for any of this. The reason they are now grasping at these narratives, the reason they're grasping at these things is they are terribly worried that they made a tragic mistake. That they made a mistake that is irreversible and they're going to have to do whatever they possibly can to try and save face now.

You can follow the reporting from the Wilmington News Journal about the incident here. We would encourage caution, as breaking news in situations like this is often wrong.

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