Tucker Carlson questions the charges brought against several of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol protesters.
Protesters in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Capitol police officers in riot gear push back demonstrators who try to break a door of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) (AP) Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Protesters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) ( ) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Rep. Liz Cheney. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Rep. Adam Schiff. (Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Caldwell's indictment paints him as a dangerous militia leader who is planning a sort of D-Day invasion on the banks of the Potomac. The real Thomas Caldwell does not fit that description. Caldwell is a senior citizen who walks with a cane. He's a devout Christian. Try to picture Thomas Caldwell leading a bloodthirsty band of insurgents. You can't, because he didn't.
Like every protester that day, Caldwell arrived at the event unarmed, and like the overwhelming majority, he committed no acts of violence. The Justice Department claims that Caldwell sought to overthrow the American system, but that is hard to believe. Caldwell, in fact, spent most of his life in honorable government service, including 20 years as a naval officer. He retired with 100 percent physical disability.