From The Gateway Pundit
Ray Epps wants Americans to believe he is a victim. Yet he is in the middle of the Feds’ efforts to entrap Trump protesters on Jan 6 with false crimes.
Saddam Hussein claimed the victim and now so does Ray Epps.
Ray Epps, a 61-year-old former Marine, called for Trump supporters to march into the U.S. Capitol building the night prior to the Capitol attack, and then joined them as they entered the restricted grounds outside the Capitol on the day of the riot.
Then… he became their scapegoat, accused of being a Deep State-directed agent provocateur.
And, well, Epps is pretty pissed about it!
After months of being the subject of a wild conspiracy theory that conveniently absolves everyday Capitol attackers of their agency, Epps finally spoke publicly to The New York Times in an article published Wednesday.
“All of this, it’s just been hell,” Epps said, presumably referring not to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack — to which he was an eager attendee — but rather the false allegations that painted him as a federal asset.
“I am at the center of this thing, and it’s the biggest farce that’s ever been,” Epps told the paper. “It’s just not right. The American people are being led down a path. I think it should be criminal.”
He told the Times that, dogged by threats and harassment, he’d been forced to sell his home and business. The Times did not disclose the location of Epps’ and his wife’s current home, a trailer. The article’s dateline stated simply, “IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.”
And the Times emphasized Epps’ role as a kinder, gentler Capitol rioter: There’s no evidence he entered the building itself. And video shows him attempting to de-escalate and calm rioters at a police line outside of the building. Like hundreds of others who breached Capitol grounds but did not enter the Capitol Building itself, Epps has not been charged for his actions.
The disgusting and dishonest far-left media, led by the Deep State favorite New York Times is part of the Jan 6 sham. These people will never address the stolen election. Epps shares:
Epps said that he had acted stupidly at times when he and one of his sons took a last-minute trip to Washington for Trump’s speech about election fraud. But he said that he had managed to avoid arrest because he reached out to the FBI within minutes of discovering that agents wanted to speak with him and demonstrated during interviews with them that he had spent much of his time at the Capitol seeking to calm down other rioters, an assertion supported by multiple video clips.
But how can this be right? Epps was on the FBI’s most wanted list and then months after Jan 6 quietly taken off. If he spoke with the FBI within minutes, why did they keep him on the most wanted list, a fact conveniently left out in the New York Times’ piece?
The entire story stinks of deep state but the most telling point is that Epps talks about himself and his wife and their so-called struggles because he’s a victim. But not once is he quoted as saying that the 2020 Election was stolen. Not once. And not once does he state that the protesters held up in the DC gulag for over a year were victims. Some of which he may have enticed into the Capitol. Not once.