- Oct 12, 2019
- Reaction score
- N. Virginia
- Political Leaning
- Slightly Liberal
Jason Sullivan reportedly encouraged extremists to "descend on the Capitol" on the day Congress convened to certify the election.
A week before the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, a former aide to Republican political consultant Roger Stone joined a conference call with supporters of then-President Donald Trump and urged them to “descend on the Capitol” to pressure lawmakers not to certify the 2020 election, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Jason Sullivan, a right-wing communications specialist and QAnon promoter, reportedly told listeners on a Dec. 30, 2020, call that the 2020 election had been stolen and directed them to go to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 to make members of Congress “sweat” when they convened to finalize the electoral count.
“If we make the people inside that building sweat, and they understand that they may not be able to walk in the streets any longer if they do the wrong thing, then maybe they’ll do the right thing,” he said, according to the Times, which obtained a recording of the call.
While claiming he was “not inciting violence or any kind of riots,” Sullivan also told listeners that Trump would impose a form of martial law that day and would not be leaving office.
“[Joe] Biden will never be in that White House,” he reportedly said on the call. “That’s my promise to each and every one of you.”
Sounds like this guy should be expecting a visit from the FBI. And I always said that Roger Stone was the key to the connection between Trump and the rioters. It's no wonder why Stone told his bodyguards to get him the hell out of DC about two hours into the insurrection.