Elon Musk Rips Jan 6 Committee: ‘Misleading The Public … Withheld Evidence’
SpaceX Chief Engineer Elon Musk speaks in front of Crew Dragon cleanroom at SpaceX Headquarters in Hawthorne, California on October 10, 2019.
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Twitter CEO Elon Musk slammed the January 6 Committee the morning after Fox News host Tucker Carlson began releasing new footage of that day, heretofore unseen by the public.

Musk was replying to a tweet that claimed that the committee lied about how Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick died, about Barry Loudermilk taking rioters on a reconnaissance mission, about Missouri GOP Senator Josh Hawley running away, and about Ray Epps being a credible witness.

“Besides misleading the public, they withheld evidence for partisan political reasons that sent people to prison for far more serious crimes than they committed,” Musk tweeted. “That is deeply wrong, legally and morally.”

Musk also responded to a tweet stating that the BBC had run “3 separate negative Twitter stories on their online feed last two days. They are not covering the Jan 6 new evidence.”

“What say you, @BBCWorld? Your credibility is at stake,” Musk replied.

After pundit Mike Cernovich reacted to the Carlson revelations by tweeting, “What a day today was. From the SPLC doing propaganda for accused domestic terrorists to the Big Lie of the January 6th being exposed. Twitter is in a golden age of truth,” Musk tweeted simply, “Shocking indeed.”

Musk has shown that he is unwilling to swallow a story just because it comes from a well-known institution, whether it be Congress or a news organization. In January, after a Washington Post reporter characterized a leftist who had allegedly championed violence as someone “documenting racist and far-right attackers,” Musk fired back that the reporter was a “contemptible liar.”

Musk was responding to the Post’s article that was written by Joseph Menn, which stated that Chad Loder “was banned from Twitter by an order from owner Elon Musk, according to a former employee …” The Post Millennial’s editor-at-large, Andy Ngo, blasted Menn, writing, “Why didn’t you mention in your WaPo reporting that Antifa member Chad Loder incited violence, including deadly violence? He also celebrated violent crimes when he praised Antifa ‘martyrs,’ including domestic terrorist Willem van Spronsen & gunman Michael Reinoehl.”

“Joseph Menn is a contemptible liar,” Musk tweeted. “Twitter policy has always been to suspend accounts that clearly & repeatedly incite violence.”

Musk famously tweeted, “Take the red pill,” in May 2020.

In the film “The Matrix,” the hero, Neo, is offered a choice between a red pill and a blue pill; the red pill would free him from a dream-world imposed on humanity and let him see reality. Some conservatives aver that taking the “red pill” means for a former liberal or leftist to embrace the conservative philosophy.

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