Posted on July 23, 2021

Two-Thirds Want BLM Riots Probed, More Than Jan. 6

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, July 21, 2021

Far more voters want the race riots of 2020 investigated than the Jan. 6 Capitol protests, including overwhelming majorities of blacks and Hispanics.

In a new Rasmussen Reports survey that challenges the media’s theme about the public’s view of both events, majorities of likely voters also back police and reject suggestions of racism by law enforcement.

And in one example of that, 65% disagreed with Black Lives Matter activists who have claimed that Old Glory and the pro-police “Thin Blue Line” flags are symbols of racism, said the survey {snip}

Overall, 66% said that they want the Black Lives Matter riots investigated. According to the survey, there were 574 violent clashes and over 2,000 police were injured. Just 49% said they support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan investigation of the Jan. 6 riots.


Rasmussen’s analysis said, “Sixty-seven percent of whites, 64% of black voters, 66% of Hispanics and 62% of other minorities think Congress should investigate the 2020 riots in U.S. cities. Seventy-five percent of Republicans, 60% of Democrats and 63% of voters not affiliated with either major party say Congress should investigate last year’s violent protests.”