Within the months for the reason that Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, movies and investigations have underscored how violent it was.

The assault broke home windows and broken places of work within the Capitol constructing. Lawmakers and their staffs, fearing for his or her lives, tried to cover. The rioters beat and maced cops, with prosecutors counting about 1,000 physical assaults. About 150 officers suffered accidents, and lots of are nonetheless dealing with psychological trauma.

“I felt like I used to be preventing for my life,” one Capitol Police officer told The Times. “I can let you know, legitimately, I didn’t suppose I used to be going to make it house.”

But whilst the small print of the assault have develop into clearer, the condemnation of it has develop into much less widespread. As a substitute, a rising variety of Republicans and their media allies have downplayed the riot. Some have begun to deal with it as a heroic act.

Tomorrow, the valorization of Jan. 6 will come to Capitol Hill, when supporters of Donald Trump plan to carry a rally, called “Justice for J6,” to protest what they name the unfair therapy of individuals arrested in reference to the assault. The rally is prone to be giant sufficient that the police have reinstalled fencing across the Capitol to guard it, and officers have warned lawmakers and their aides to keep away from the realm on Saturday.

We’re devoting a piece of in the present day’s publication — beneath — to a listing of high-profile defenses and celebrations of the Jan. 6 assault.

Trump has performed a central position in altering the Republican narrative about that day. He has falsely claimed that the rioters introduced “zero menace” and have been “hugging and kissing the police and the guards.” He launched a press release yesterday saying, “Our hearts and minds are with the individuals being persecuted so unfairly referring to the January sixth protest in regards to the Rigged Presidential Election.”

As New York journal’s Jonathan Chait has written, Trump “has slowly turned January 6 from a black mark that threatened to expunge him from Republican politics, to a regrettable episode that his allies most well-liked to go away behind, to an excellent rebellion behind which he might rally his adherents.”

There are nonetheless some Republicans who describe the riot as a violent assault on democracy. (One in all them, Representative Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio, mentioned yesterday he wouldn’t run for re-election.) However they typically accomplish that subtly, realizing {that a} full denunciation dangers isolation from the get together, as has occurred to Consultant Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Many congressional Republicans have tried to distance themselves from tomorrow’s rally with out condemning it.

One of many strongest condemnations — however nonetheless an oblique one — has come from former President George W. Bush. In a speech this previous weekend, he appeared to match the Jan. 6 rioters to the Sept. 11 terrorists. “There may be little cultural overlap between violent extremists overseas and violent extremists at house,” Bush said. “However of their disdain for pluralism, of their disregard for human life, of their willpower to defile nationwide symbols, they’re youngsters of the identical foul spirit, and it’s our persevering with obligation to confront them.”

The primary message from elected Republicans and high-profile conservative commentators may be very completely different, and it appears to be influencing voters. In the course of the week after the assault, 80 p.c of Republicans mentioned they opposed it, in line with a Washington Put up ballot. By the summer time, many attitudes had modified. Greater than half of Trump voters described the occasions of Jan. 6 as “patriotism” and “defending freedom,” in line with a CBS Information/YouGov ballot in July.

And a CNN ballot this month discovered that 78 p.c of Republicans believed that the election was stolen from Trump — which was the unique false rationale for the Jan. 6 rally that became the assault.

Consultant Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina solid these arrested after the riot as “political prisoners” and instructed he wished to “attempt to bust them out.”

Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin described the attackers as “those who love this nation, that really respect regulation enforcement.”

Senate Republicans blocked Congress from creating an unbiased fee to research the assault. Senator Mitch McConnell referred to as it a partisan effort “to debate issues that occurred prior to now.”

Tucker Carlson of Fox Information described the demise of Ashli Babbitt — whom a police officer fatally shot as she tried to drive her method via a barricade defending members of Congress — as an execution, and requested whether or not federal officers are “now allowed to kill unarmed girls who protest the regime.”

J.D. Vance, a best-selling writer and Republican Senate candidate in Ohio, said that there have been “some dangerous apples” however that “most people there have been really tremendous peaceable.”

Julie Kelly of the journal American Greatness instructed Michael Fanone — a Washington police officer who suffered a coronary heart assault and a mind harm through the assault — was mendacity about it, and referred to as him a “crisis actor.”

Consultant Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia said on the Home flooring, “The individuals who breached the Capitol on Jan. 6 are being abused.”

Consultant Paul Gosar of Arizona accused regulation enforcement of “harassing peaceable patriots” and “law-abiding U.S. residents.”

Consultant Jody Hice of Georgia said, “It was Trump supporters who misplaced their lives that day, not Trump supporters who have been taking the lives of others.”

4 Republican Home members staged actions on the Justice Division and a D.C. jail demanding details about the therapy of Jan. 6 defendants. One in all them, Gosar, mentioned the defendants have been being “persecuted.”

Laura Ingraham claimed on Fox Information that many different protests final yr “have been far worse than this.”

Carlson, Greene and Candace Owens, a conservative commentator, have all instructed that the F.B.I. or Justice Division was behind the riot.

Joe Kent — a Washington State Republican operating with Trump’s endorsement in opposition to one of many 10 Republicans who voted to question Trump over Jan. 6 — plans to attend tomorrow’s rally, The Times reports.

Associated: “The rally is the newest effort in the suitable’s ongoing try and rewrite the historical past” of Jan. 6, The Instances’s Alan Feuer writes. “Here is what the facts say.”

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Who’s internet hosting? Cedric the Entertainer, the stand-up comic and star of CBS’s “The Neighborhood.” He hopes to make the awards present extra accessible: “I need to convey a familiarity that comes with my model of stand-up. I’m any person . I’m your cousin or your uncle, and we’re right here to have fun one another,” he instructed The Instances.

Who’s nominated? Streaming services, mostly. HBO (together with HBO Max, its streaming platform) obtained 130 nominations, adopted by Netflix, with 129. Disney+ is third, selecting up 71 nominations in its second yr of existence. NBC was in a distant fourth place with 46.

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