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RNC Official Hit With The Cold, Hard Truth After Decrying 'Domestic Terrorism'

"You are literally responsible for this!!" one Twitter user responded to Michael Ahrens' post condemning pro-Trump rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol.

The communications director of the Republican National Committee faced swift backlash after he condemned Wednesday’s pro-Trump U.S. Capitol riot as “domestic terrorism.”

People on Twitter were having none of Michael Ahrens’ post, suggesting it was far too little and far too late from an official at the political outfit that has thrown its wholehearted support behind President Donald Trump over the last four years and has questioned President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory. Trump lost the election ― despite his lies to the contrary.

Critics swiftly reminded Ahrens of the dangerous role the RNC, the president, many Republicans and pro-Trump media played in stoking the violence that unfurled on the day that Congress certified Biden’s win. 

Tweets railing against Wednesday’s violence were also posted on the RNC’s official feed and by RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel.

All were met with similar disdain.

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