Tucker Carlson is launching his 10-part documentary sequence on the Capitol riot of January 6, months within the making this week, and he sat down with The Blaze’s Elijah Schaffer, who was on the Capitol on that fateful day.
The sequence, referred to as Patriot Purge, has been lengthy awaited throughout the political spectrum within the US, as leftists wish to mock it and defame it for not upholding their monolithic model of occasions, and conservatives would love a glimpse into what happened outdoors of the echo-sphere of mainstream media punditry.
Speaking from his journalistic expertise, Schaffer gave his account of how the occasions unfolded that day, and the extremely one-sided aftermath that adopted.
“A lot of the footage that is aired on all kinds of different channels was shot by a man called Elijah Schafer,” Carlson stated, introducing Schaffer. “He was a reporter in the crowd that day, and he’s followed the aftermath of that day as well.”
“Yeah, I got a call while I was inside of the Capitol,” Schaffer stated, “documenting, by the way and working my hardest to get the footage out to the public, to show them what was happening. That’s my job. Simply put, what is going on the public deserve to know what was happening? Yes. And as I’m getting the footage out, I get a call from the CEO of my company, Blaze Media. And he’s telling me they’re coming after you already people are alerting the FBI. And what really shocked me is in the process of this, a sitting member of Congress, Representative Eric Swalwell, was already weaponizing the FBI publicly and tagging them and getting my name out there knowing that I’m a federally credentialed reporter, doing my job alongside other left wing outlets, but chose to begin to weaponize the FBI, in the middle of this event against a political adversary.”
“A sitting member of Congress is trying to clamp down on the reporting taking place in real time by using the FBI,” Carlson stated.
“Yeah,” Schaffer replied, “he actually did. And realistically speaking, I know that it succeeded because the FBI even shortly after this, started leaking information reporter saying, not even that I knew of or my attorney didn’t know. But he started leaking information. Somebody is saying that they were investigating me for wiretapping charges. I didn’t know about this, they wouldn’t tell us about this. But the FBI was literally leaking information to liberal reporters, but already a sitting member of Congress was boasting about about alerting the FBI saying Oh, here he is. Check him out, knowing for sure that I have a credential in DC to be covering these types of events and had been successfully doing so for the entire year of 2020 was BLM and Antifa.”
“It’s terrifying,” Carlson rejoined. “And you have to ask why. So why were they so intent on shutting down your reporting and the reporting the honest reporting of others. So you happened to be standing very close to a man called Ray Epps, who is a leader of what we’re told is a right wing extremist group. He has not been indicted. Based on what you saw, personally, did Ray Epps seem to be encouraging people to break the law that day?”
“100 percent. I did not see any violence occurring. I don’t think anybody that was at the frontlines, went with the intent to do anything other than to protest peacefully. There were barriers, but there was one individual who was whispering in people’s ears. The very people that instigated the attacks, the ones who pushed the barrier who were being prosecuted for injuring a capital officer, a female who wasn’t wearing a helmet, who still has head injuries to this day, I found out. They’re all being prosecuted, but the man who instigated it, who was who was starting the violence, for some reason, the FBI is no longer interested in him. And I’ve spoken to prosecutors, I’ve spoken to defense attorneys, because obviously that’s my footage, I was a key witness. I was there. And it was anybody that I would pick out as a journalist and say, ‘That’s the man who would be key suspect number one.’ For some reason, the federal government says, ‘Well, we’re just not interested in him.'”
“So we have a lot of tape of reps the night before encouraging people to break the law and to break into the Capitol,” Carlson stated. “And people clearly think that he’s a federal agent, they call him that. But with your own eyes, you saw this same man encouraging people to want to be totally clear. You saw this yourself.”
“Yeah, I will say this there was a man on a on a bullhorn or a megaphone and he was yelling to people to 1776 the front gate,” Schaffer stated. “People were not going along, though people were kind of like, ‘oh, man,’ they started saying ‘you’re Antifa!’ And they started yelling at him. So people were not going along with acts of violence or encouraging to escalate things. It did not escalate until until, who is now identified as reps began whispering in the ears of certain individuals, which led immediately after to the instigation of violence.”
“You’re saying this in public, it’s on videotape,” Carlson stated, “and this man has not been indicted. And no one in the Justice Department will explain why and anyone who asked the question is denounced as some sort of conspiracy theorist conspiracy theories are starting to sound like spoiler alerts at this point.”
As quickly because the Patriot Purge sequence was introduced, mainstream and leftist media shops started calling it “deranged,” making an attempt to discredit the documentary earlier than they’d even seen it.