This is a fact check of JoeBiden on the January 6th riot by the Capitol Police. For some odd reason, Biden blames it on the people being attacked and killed by the Capitol police.
- Biden calls Capitol protest a “riot” when it wasn’t.
- Biden calls Capitol protest an “insurrection” when it wasn’t.
- Biden calls Capitol protest “mayhem” when it wasn’t.
OUR RATING: #FakeNews. This is what you’d expect on CNN playing to an empty airport.
Insurrection – an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government. 
Riot – a violent public disorder; specifically : a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a common intent. 
Mayhem – needless or willful damage or violence. 
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It is tempting to let left-wing political figures just say whatever trash it is that they’re going to say, and not split hairs or fight about semantics. But it is telling that what they are trying to do is to manipulate language and words so as to overcome a deficit of evidence. What they cannot prove with testimony, video, pictures, they seek to overcome by controlling how we discuss and think about an event.
Was it an insurrection? Just because people had political grievances does not make their assembly an ‘insurrection’ – otherwise every political protest would be one. When the pro-lifers assemble every year by the hundreds of thousands at the March for Life, are they engaged in insurrection because they are opposed to the judicial activism in the Judiciary? If 300,000 pro-lifers gather to protest the Supreme Court and a dozen people get into a fight, is that an insurrection because now their political grievances involve violence?
Of course not. An insurrection is a directed group of people who are led for a political result. There was no direction of the Capitol protesters, and they had no discernable goal in mind. They were not there to kill Mike Pence or to stop the vote counting. They were there to hear a speech by President Trump. That’s why the crowd involved so many people who were obviously old grandmothers and mothers with children.