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Washington (CNN)A group of right-wing websites and social media personalities, some with hundreds of thousands of followers, claimed that Black Lives Matter protesters “stormed” Iowa’s state Capitol last week.
Some of them explicitly claimed that the protesters had forced their way into the building. Another suggested that what happened in Des Moines was “exactly” like what had happened at the US Capitol in Washington on January 6.
It wasn’t. Not even close. Because the Iowa protesters didn’t storm the state Capitol.
Got that? The GQP made up an insurrection out of whole cloth and said that this imaginary insurrection was the work of Black Lives Matter. It’s a great read, but the end result remains the same even after Daniel Dale debunks it: Wingnuttia believes the story because Wingnuttia wants to believe the story.