(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Former President George W. Bush hit out at fellow Republicans this week, writing in a statement that “falsehoods” from Republican officials were to blame for the violence seen on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
Does Bush really need to create more reason for people not to like him?
In a statement, the former president tried to distance himself from the violence and take a jab at President Donald Trump.
“Laura and I are watching the scenes of mayhem unfolding at the seat of our Nation’s government in disbelief and dismay,” Bush said in a statement. “It’s a sickening and heart-breaking sight.”
It’s precisely the sentiment offered by the Trump administration. President Donald Trump issued two videos on social media in which he called for peace and denounced violence, and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany did the same recently too.
White House Press Secretary @kayleighmcenany: “Those who violently besieged our Capitol are the opposite of what this administration stands for.”
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But Bush joined with Democrats Barack Obama and Bill Clinton in condemning the violence and blaming it on Republicans who had genuine concerned about election integrity.
“I am appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election,” Bush said, clearly talking about President Trump.
“The violent assault on the Capitol – and disruption of a Constitutionally-mandated meeting of Congress – was undertaken by people whose passions have been inflated by falsehoods and false hopes,” he added.
Bush appeared to be suggesting that the idea the election could have been stolen is incorrect. Presumably, he hasn’t seen the evidence that suggests otherwise.
Data analyst Matt Braynard has listed the addresses used for tens of thousands of fraudulent votes in battleground states all over the country, and evidentiary hearings held by state legislatures heard testimony from dozens of Americans who witnessed fraud.
Thousands of Americans have also signed sworn affidavits attesting to fraud in the presidential election.
Bush urged Americans to support the rule of law, and accept the results of the election despite the evidence of fraud.
“To those who are disappointed in the results of the election: Our country is more important than the politics of the movement,” he said. “Let the officials elected by the people fulfil their duties and represent our voices in peace and safety.”
George Bush joins a long list of Republicans who refused to fight for election integrity.