First they silenced him, now they’ve arrested him, next they’ll make an “example” of him. Brandon Straka created the #WalkAway movement drawing defectors from the Democratic party, that made them angry. On January 6th he stood shoulder to shoulder with angry protestors on the steps of the Capitol, that has made him a target.
A federal affidavit from the FBI indicated as much,
“STRAKA later described what he did when he arrived at the U.S. Capitol. STRAKA described himself making his way through a crowd of people and walking up the stairs to the U.S. Capitol. STRAKA stated that he observed two large metal doors. STRAKA said that he saw “nothing being broken” and “nobody committing any acts of violence” or “vandalism.” STRAKA described a “bottleneck effect” that resulted from the large group of people trying to get into the building. STRAKA stated that he was within 10 to 20 feet of the building when he saw “bursts of teargas coming out of the doors.” STRAKA said, “Shortly after that, a man came out, he said, “They’ve cleared Congress. Everybody’s left. There’s no one else inside. Everybody turn around. No one else come inside.” STRAKA further stated that the man “said something to the effect of it being a victory for us, we got what we wanted, they cleared Congress.” STRAKA stated that he left the Capitol shortly after this interaction.
From #WalkAway to Trespassing
In his initial video founding the #WalkAway movement, Brandon said,
“Once upon a time, I was a liberal,” Straka says in the six-minute clip. “For years now, I have watched as the left has devolved into intolerant, inflexible, illogical, hateful, misguided, ill-informed, un-American, hypocritical, menacing, callous, ignorant, narrow-minded and, at times, blatantly fascistic behavior and rhetoric.”
In the years since that first video, Brandon became a respected voice in support of President Trump and conservatives in general. This culminated in his speaking engagement at the capitol. Straka spoke at the #StopTheSteal rally the day before where he shared the sentiments of many conservatives urging them to “fight back” and closing with “We are sending a message to the Democrats, we are not going away, you’ve got a problem!” In short, he’s a patriot.
After his arrest Straka was charged with “impeding law enforcement officers during civil disorder, knowingly entering restricted grounds and engaging in disorderly conduct with intent to disturb a hearing before Congress,” according to NBC New York The FBI’s affidavit continued outlining several tweets from Straka the likes of which could be found in the feeds of millions of Americans that day to “support” their charges.
- “Patriots at the Capitol – HOLD. THE. LINE!!!!”
- “I arrived at the Capitol a few hours ago as Patriots were storming from all sides.
I was quite close to entering myself as police began tear gassing us from the door.
I inhaled tear gas & got it in my eyes. Patriots began exiting shortly after saying
Congress had been cleared.”
- “I’m completely confused. For 6-8 weeks everybody on the right has been saying
‘1776!’ & that if congress moves forward it will mean a revolution! So congress
moves forward. Patriots storm the Capitol – now everybody is virtual signaling
their embarrassment that this happened.”
- “Also- be embarrassed & hide if you need to- but I was there. It was not Antifa at
the Capitol. It was freedom loving Patriots who were DESPERATE to fight for
the final hope of our Republic because literally nobody cares about them.
Everyone else can denounce them. I will not.”
They Want To Make An Example, And They Will, -But Not The Way They Think
Brandon Straka was present at the storming of the Capitol, he cheered it on, he was excited that American patriots seemed to be “making a difference” in much the same way we’ve spent 180+ days watching BLM/Antifa riot with impunity.
The trouble is, the patriot movement isn’t useful to the radical left, it’s antithetical to them. Those radicals are now in control of the government and will use every bit of that power to punish their ideological foes. Straka took no illegal action short of “trespassing” on the steps and grounds of THE PEOPLE’S HOUSE. And as a result he will be an example to the American People, just not the way the left wants. He’ll be an example of the Biden Administration’s continuation of the #CancelCulture persecution and #ConservativePurge in favor of their BLM and Antifa extremist base, many of whom are calling for Trump supporters to be “deprogrammed“.
While the mainstream media continue to pillory him in the public square for daring to be simultaneously a gay man, a Trump supporter and a patriot. Here we will recognize him for what he is: the target of a corrupt regime desperate for legitimacy and paranoid about keeping their power. The just won’t let him #walkaway.