War Room reports live outside the Capitol Hill wall on day 56 of the occupation, where the streets are empty and there is no “domestic terror threat” to be found. The House of Representatives shut down for the day, despite showing no evidence of a threat.
â€œThis is an absolute travesty,â€ said Stephen K. Bannon. â€œ156 years ago when Abraham Lincoln gave the greatest speech in American political historyâ€¦his second inauguralâ€¦and today we have the political theater, the theater of the absurd.â€
â€œWe need to see the receipts,” Bannon said.
Kassam reflects on the D.C. occupation and warns â€œthis is the endâ€ of freedom in America.
â€œThis is one of the coolest places on earth,â€ Kassam says of the Capitol. â€œItâ€™s beautifulâ€¦despite the people within, despite the policies that come from out of that building.
â€œIt rocks me to my core, not least because Iâ€™m not from here,â€ Kassam said of the Capitol being miltarized behind razor wire. “I looked at America growing up like, ‘Wow. you can say what you want, and believe what you want and you’re left alone.'”
“Itâ€™s called freedom,” said Bannon.
“Something that most countries do not have,” Kassam said. “America was always different.
“As someone from the outside,” he continued, “I can tell you, people are looking in and saying, ‘This is the end.'”