Newsmax host calls the January 6 insurrection a “setup” and a “trap” for Trump supporters

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Citation From the September 16, 2021, edition of Newsmax's Greg Kelly Reports

GREG KELLY (HOST): More and more I'm hearing that January 6 had to be some sort of a setup, a trap to make Trump supporters, the MAGA movement, look bad. I think there's a lot to that. I really do. Has anyone been able to explain this? This cop enthusiastically waving people in to pass the barricades. Look at that. Come right on in, this way, this way. By the way, look at how small those gates are. Those are called French gates and they're measly. They're not going to keep out crowds even if you wanted to. Also, you know, you've seen crowds pushing the doors at the Capitol. But how about this? The doors that were wide open and the cops standing on either side of the hallway, not doing anything. Why were they not doing anything? Did they have orders to not do anything? I find that very, very strange.

Also, while Ashli Babbitt was being shot for getting too close to the Congress, even though she was unarmed, on the Senate side, this cop seemed to be directing them into the Senate. Right this way, and they went in there. I'll never forget the guy who was desperately pleading for help to those cops asking them to call for backup. You remember this?


KELLY: And they just stood there. We should have a commission to look into these issues. They want to look into – they want to blame it on Trump. That's all they want to do, and they want to ignore the evidence that shows that Trump had nothing to do with this, that he urged for a peaceful and patriotic demonstration. I think we need an apology, actually, from the FBI. They had some information. They're not there yet. They're busy apologizing for another catastrophic mistake.