Former Ambassador John Bolton, who served under three different US Presidents, admitted to staging multiple Coups d’etat during a recent interview.
Bolton was sitting down with CNN’s Jake Tapper to discuss the January 6th Committee hearings when they began discussing the rioters taking over the US Capitol and whether or not it constituted a coup
“It’s not an attack on our democracy. It’s Donald Trump looking after Donald Trump. It’s a once in a lifetime occurrence,” Bolton told Tapper about the event
Tapper, however, fired back, “One does not have to be brilliant to plan a coup.”
It was that line, however, that triggered a braggadocios admission from Bolton, saying, “I disagree with that as someone who helped plan coups d’etat, not here, but in other places, it takes a lot of work. And that’s not what he did.”
He continued his assertion, saying that Trump’s attempt to overturn the election “was just stumbling around from one idea to another, and ultimately he did unleash the rioters at the Capitol, as to that, there’s no doubt, but not to overthrow the Constitution to buy more time to throw the matter back to the states and try to redo the issue.”
Bolton then turned his attention to the Committee itself, which he warned is on the brink of doing more damage than good for the country because of their rhetoric.
‘And if you don’t believe that, you’re going to overreact, and I think that’s a real risk for [the House Committee investigating the January 6 riot], which has done a lot of great work – mostly when the witnesses testify, not when the members are opining. It is invariably the case that when you go too far to prove your case, you undermine it.”
The two went on to criticize Congressman Jamie Raskin, the head of the January 6th Select Committee, who used his closing line to suggest that a large number of Republicans were secretly authoritarians.
The next day Bolton attempted to “clarify” his comments. He went on Newsmax and stated, “I think there are a lot of snowflakes out there that don’t understand what you need to do to protect the United States. I’m not going to get into specifics. I did write about Venezuela in my memoir, and I think that any president that’s not willing to do what it takes to protect the interests of the American people needs to have some counseling.”
John Bolton, who served under George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump, has often been labeled a “globalist” for his frequent interference in foreign politics. This admission, however, seems to confirm many of the rumors about the man. Do you think what he said could be used in court in another country against him? Should the US be involved in foreign coups?