Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, January 6, 2022
President Joe Biden, in his Thursday speech condemning the events of Jan. 6, 2021, invoked, without any proper context, the name of a police officer murdered long after the Capitol riot by a self-described follower of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
Biden lumped in Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans, who was killed in a car-ramming attack by Noah Green on April 2, nearly two months after the riot, with police officers who were injured in the riots and in some cases died of a stroke or by suicide in subsequent days. This allowed Biden to pay homage to the Capitol Police but could have misled viewers unaware of how Evans actually died.
“One year since January 6, 2021, the lies that drove the anger and madness we saw in this place, they have not abated,” Biden said. “So we have to be firm, resolute, and unyielding in our defense of the right to vote and to have that vote counted. Some have already made the ultimate sacrifice in this sacred effort. Jill and I have mourned police officers in this Capitol rotunda not once but twice in the wake of January 6. Once to honor Officer Brian Sicknick, who lost his life the day after the attack. The second time to honor Officer Billy Evans, who lost his life defending the Capitol as well.”
On April 2, 2021, Green drove his car through the north gate on Constitution Avenue, where he purposely hit two Capitol Police officers, killing Evans, an 18-year veteran of the force. He rammed the police car blocking the barricade, jumped out with a knife, and charged another officer, who shot and killed Green.
Green’s Facebook posts showed he referred to himself as “Brother Noah X” as he explained his religious views and personal struggles leading up to his attack. Green also shared a photo of a $1,085 donation he made under the name “Noah X” to the Nation of Islam’s Norfolk chapter on “Saviours’ Day” in March.