Outgoing and highly unpopular Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) compared January 6 to the Oklahoma City bombing during his farewell remarks on the floors of Congress today.
The Congressman pointed to remarks made by former President George H.W. Bush, who after the OKC Bombing “refuted those who used fear to gain support.”
“In stark contrast, our leaders today belittle, and in some cases, justify attacks on the U.S. Capitol as quote ‘legitimate political discourse.’ The once great party of Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Reagan has turned its back on the ideals of liberty and self governance. Instead, it has embraced lies and deceit,” Kinzinger claimed.
“The Republican Party used to believe in a big tent, which welcomed the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Now, we shelter the ignorant, the racists, who only stoke anger and hatred to those who are different than us,” Kinzinger said.
Our constituents voted us in based on our beliefs, but we cannot use our faith as a sword and a shield while ignoring the fact that we are all children of God, that we are all Americans,” he added.
Perhaps Kinzinger is right about comparing the January 6 riots to the Oklahoma City Bombings, as some Americans believe the federal government played a secretive and sinister role in both events.
Valiant News previously reported that top Democrats in Congress are continuously fighting to hide 14,000 hours of January 6 Capitol security footage from public view.
Some speculate that the hidden security footage may reveal actions taken by potentially undercover federal assets, who have been suspected of embedding themselves within the protesting crowds and encouraging, animating, or outright participating in violence during the Capitol riot.
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) June 16, 2021
Similar theories about government involvement in the Oklahoma City bombing have surfaced throughout the years, sparked by the controversy of Oklahoma City Police Department Sergeant Terrance Yeakey.
Yeakey was the first officer to arrive at the scene when an explosion rocked the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995 in Oklahoma City. According to family members and friends, Yeakey was disturbed by something he witnessed at the site of the bombing and elected to conduct a private investigation into the matter.
“It’s not true. It’s not what they are saying. It didn’t happen that way,” said Yeakey of the federal government’s Oklahoma City Bombing explanation, which is said to have been perpetrated by two anti-government extremists, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
According to the official report, Yeakey “committed suicide” by mutilating himself with a sharp weapon inside his car, binding himself with some sort of rope, walking 8,000 feet away from his vehicle, and shooting himself in the head in an open field at his hometown of El Reno.
One witness said it appeared that someone had “butchered a hog” inside Yeakey’s vehicle.
In total, his body contained 11 lacerations on his arms, including stab wounds on both sides of his neck, close to his jugular vein, with a bullet hole in the side of his head that appeared to come from a light-caliber revolver at a 45 degree angle. In addition to the lacerations and bullet hole, Yeakey’s body had what appeared to be rope burns around his neck, bruises on his wrists, and muddied grass inside of his lacerations.
“I was being lied to about the wounds to Terry’s body. They simply told me had he shot himself in the head and I did not get a call until May 9th. They didn’t even call me and let me know that he was deceased,” said Yeakey’s wife of her husband’s strange death.
The Oklahoma City Bombing resulted in the deaths of at least 168 people, more than 680 injuries, and the destruction of over one-third of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The large explosion impacted 324 seperate buildings in a 16-block radius, shattering glass and destroying 86 vehicles nearby. The event caused an estimated $652 million in damages.
This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.