Candace Owens confronts Capitol riot lies head-on, beginning with pipe-bomber

Conservative political commentator Candace Owens is raising important questions about events that took place in the nation’s capital on Jan. 6, beginning with the two pipe bombs found near the Democratic and Republican party headquarters.

Taking to Twitter, Owens noted that it has been 42 days since the pipe bombs were dropped near the U.S. Capitol, yet the FBI “has yet to produce any answers or leads regarding who was behind it and our media has moved past this glaring oversight.”

OANN’s Jack Posobiec responded to the tweet to point out that the bombs were left the night before the “Save the Steal” rally former President Donald Trump spoke at — Democrats cited his remarks at the rally as they rushed to impeach him for inciting violence.

“Amidst the media hysteria,” Owens replied, “the world was falsely led to believe that Trump supporters were behind the pipe bombs. That was an intentional lie— a media hoax. Our FBI conveniently can’t determine who was behind the pipe bombs which were used to spread that hoax.”

Many in the media did assign blame for the pipe bombs to Trump supporters, but it’s not clear if the devices were related to the violence seen on Jan. 6.

Or who is responsible for them.

(The FBI offered a $50,000 reward for information about the incident, and would up that to $100,000.).

But the bombs served a useful purpose in painting a politically-motivated narrative about Trump supporters and the media’s in no rush to dig and undermine that effort, as Owens noted in a follow-up tweet.

Pointing to the lies swirling around the attack on the Capitol, Owens called attention to the deaths that occurred that day.

Democrats called the assault an “armed insurrection” during Trump’s impeachment trial, a “murderous attack” on the Capitol, but it’s clear that the only deaths involved Trump supporters outside, the death of the U.S. Capitol Police officer.

The officer’s death was widely reported as resulting from being bludgeoned to death with a fire extinguisher, but that apparently is not the case.

There has been little information shared or reported on the death of Officer Brian D. Sicknick, but there are reports his brother said Sicknick texted him the night of Jan. 6, after the attack, saying that other than being pepper-sprayed twice, he was “in good shape.”

The website ProPublica reported that family members were told Sicknick had a blood clot and suffered a stroke.

The U.S. Capitol Police issued a statement on Jan. 7 that said: “Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters.  He returned to his division office and collapsed.  He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”

It’s not clear what injuries are being referenced.

Three of the other four deaths that day were reportedly medically related, leaving one death directly related to violence that day, that being Ashli Babbit, an unarmed 14-year Air Force veteran shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol by a police officer.

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