Rep. Matt Gaetz Claims Antifa Mob ‘Masquerading as Trump Supporters’ Were Among Capitol Rioters

A crowd of protesters wearing MAGA hats and other Trump-related attire stormed the Capitol Building on Wednesday as the certification of presidential election results was ongoing in the US Congress. Dozens of arrests have been made as a result of the unrest and several people were killed in confrontations with police.

Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz from Florida has delivered passionate speech to the US Congress following a violent storming of the Capitol Building, claiming that some of the rioters involved in the protest were from Antifa, and pretending to be Trump devotees.

Gaetz, 38, cited a Wednesday report from The Washington Times, which quoted a “retired military officer” claiming that XRVision facial recognition equipment had identified two men seen inside the Senate as Antifa members previously spotted at Philadelphia protests.

“I don’t know if the reports are true, but The Washington Times has just reported some pretty compelling evidence from a facial recognition company showing that some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters, they were masquerading as Trump supporters and in fact were members of the violent terrorist group Antifa,” Gaetz maintained.

​His comments have caused a clamour in the House chamber but many congressmen were also heard cheering the representative’s speech, as he urged to “seek to build America up, not tear her down and destroy her.”

The Washignton Times’ report has now been heavily…

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