Claiming that the Capitol attackers were anyone but Trump supporters is ludicrous given the identities of those arrested and the events we saw with our own eyes that day.
In fact, Anthony Aguero, a conservative livestreamer, activist and associate of Greene, said on video following the January 6 assault on the Capitol that he had been among those who entered and attacked those who falsely claimed it was done by "Antifa."
"We were all there. It was not Antifa and it was not BLM. It was Trump supporters that did that yesterday. I'm the first to admit it, being one myself," said Aguero in a video posted on January 7.
"I walked amongst all those people," he added, later defending entering the Capitol.
Greene and Aguero have worked closely together over the years on causes such as immigration and the border wall and have attended pro-Trump rallies together. In many since-deleted videos saved by CNN's KFile, Greene repeatedly calls Aguero "amazing" and a "friend." On social media, Aguero has called Greene "one of my closest friends."
"A message was sent," Aguero said in the video streamed live on January 6 while walking away from the Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue following the riot. "These politicians are not going to continue to get away with the abuse as they've been doing. We will continue to press on these individuals."
Addressing the rioters that day, Donald Trump himself said: "You have to go home now...We love you." This isn't something he would say to Antifa.
Clearly, Trump knew that the rioters were his supporters because he called them to DC that day saying "It's going to be wild." They were at his rally. He told them if they didn't "fight like hell," they're "not going to have a country anymore," and he instructed them to walk to the Capitol to "stop the steal." He even lied and told them that he'd be with them.
In a bit of good news, the man who was recorded attacking Capitol police officers with a pipe and attempting to gouge out the eye of an officer has turned himself to authorities.
ARRESTED: Thomas Webster AKA #EyeGouger is a retired NYPD Cop accused of attacking Capitol Police with a pipe and gouging out their eyes. Webster's attorney, James Monroe, declined to comment Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/cwnADdlaqn— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) February 23, 2021