Since the chaos of January 6—when countless Trump supporters formed a mob and violently invaded the U.S. Capitol building—new videos have trickled out daily to form a grim tapestry capturing the carnage.
Besides providing evidence for the arrests of many insurrectionists, the video clips have documented shockingly outnumbered police officers, clear acts of violence and vandalism, thefts and the general mob mentality that fomented all the plundering.
But a new viral video captured some uncharacteristic behavior shown by one of the attenders of the rally-turned-insurrection.
Posted on TikTok by user Bosslove68, the clip documented one MAGA hat-wearing man actively not storming the Capitol building. Instead, he screamed at a small group of Capitol police officers for not calling in backup.
With Trump flags waving behind him and the siege occurring over his shoulder, the man launched into a tirade equally critical of the police and the rioters.
“Why are you letting this happen? Why haven’t you called for backup?”
“Where is your backup? This is our damn Capitol building, and y’all are letting it get destroyed on your watch.”
“F’k all of you. Call for backup.”
“Get some help down here.”
The video then turned to the police officers, who stood motionless and gave no response. It is not clear whether the Capitol Police had already called for backup at the time the man yelled at them.
The man ended his rant with a warning which, from all we’ve learned since the riots, was not an exaggeration.
“If they don’t want to give you f’king backup, they obviously don’t give a sh*t about you.”
“These people want blood.”
5 people were killed in the riot including a Capitol police officer.
Many viewers on TikTok were shocked by what they deemed a complete exception to the rule.
Others weren’t so patient with the Trump supporter.
That same criticism appeared in comments on Reddit after the video was posted to the worldnewsvideo subReddit.
“The f’king amount of hypocrisy of that man who has already breached the police gates and steps complaining that his insurrectionist buddies going inside the capital building is astonishing! F’k him! He helped cause this horse shi*t.” — Justthetipsee
“Imagine wearing that hat and telling someone else their leaders don’t give a sh*t about them.” — uglyrunnerrr
“There is a lot of… Trying to rehabilitate and wave away the issues of the person and others in the riot in this thread.”
Sedition is illegal. Trying to overturn an election with rhetoric and force based on consistently debunked claims is toxic.” — Helphaer
Undoubtedly, there are more videos to come.
It’s hard to imagine exactly what new outrageous individuals, behaviors and horrors will come to light.