Tim Allen says ‘shameful’ Capitol Riot forced conservatives ‘in the closet’

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Last Man Standing star Tim Allen shares his thoughts on how President Trump could have prevented the riot, questions if protesters had help getting inside the Capitol building, and thinks the event shoved conservatives “in the closet.”

Allen, who skews “fiscally conservative and an emotionally liberal,” said the Capitol breach was “horrible, embarrassing, and shameful,” and places some of the blame on Trump.  

“Why didn’t the powers-that-be go [to the Capitol]?” Allen questioned. “When I was watching that, I felt that the president should have been a stand-up guy and go there with his security and say, ‘Hey, come on. No, no, no, no.’ Maybe they don’t allow that.”

The former Home Improvement star claimed Trump had the power to stop the riot, “He could do whatever he wanted. Go there yourself. Say, ‘Come on out, people… I never said any of this. That was not in that speech. I never said, Go storm the Capitol,’ or whatever.”

He also questioned whether the mob had help getting into the building, and wondered if rioters in the back of the crowd knew they were breaching the building.  

“I’ve been there before and it’s impossible to get in that building. I couldn’t get in, and I had credentials. They wouldn’t let us in. So who opened the door? I got to believe that people at the back [of the crowd] didn’t know that they had broken the door,” Allen commented. “They were going, ‘Oh look, they’re letting us in’ There were 120,000 people outside that had no idea this was going on. [Ashli E. Babbitt] who was shot was not a radical, she was an Air Force veteran. Why was she shot? It’s so sad anybody got hurt over this.”

Allen claims the poor handling of the attack has pushed conservatives to hide “in the closet now.” 

“If you were just on the other side of the [political] fence, you’re in the closet now because of how shamefully that was handled. It’s an embarrassment for anybody who just didn’t like [the Democratic Party].”  He stated. “So there’s nothing to say. It would be a great thing to see [Joe Biden] — and everybody wants him to do well — say, ‘That was a stupid thing, let’s move on, don’t keep harping on it.’ But I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Allen, who attended Trump’s Inauguration,  admitted to the fact nervously when he interviewed with Jimmy Kimmel in 2017.  “Yeah, I went to the inauguration,” he told the host. “If you don’t believe what everybody believes, it’s like 30s Germany.”  

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Allen
Allen
6 months ago

Allen claims the poor handling of the attack has pushed conservatives to hide “in the closet now.”” I disagree with this statement. I am not in a closet, and won’t be. Democrats applauded riots, maybe I am just becoming a Democrat.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
6 months ago

Real conservatives aren’t in the closet. Real conservatives aren’t meek and unprincipled. We will be seeing who the real conservatives are. Let’s not forget the pretenders

Brian
Brian
6 months ago

I will come out and name the elephant in the room. An attack? Seriously? Who thinks that with all the warning given and all the security at the capital, that a group of individuals could do what they did? Never could without INSIDE assistance. I am waiting to see just how many participants are reveled to be NON republican. I do not expect to hear anything as there is no reliable news agency left in the United States. Read, listen to or watch news sources from outside the US and you will have a different perspective.

Edi
Edi
6 months ago
Reply to  Brian

You’re right. Now it’s come out the FBI had knowledge of trouble coming. Infiltration. Wray is not a Trumper, thanks to Gov Chris Christie who recommended him.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
6 months ago

What the so called riot was is the Democrat Crime Cartel’s Reichstag Fire. They choreographed the whole thing using their Khmer Rouge, better known as ANTIFA to infiltrate the Trump Supporters and perform acts of violence to demonize the President and his supporters. They are using this sick vile plot to continue the sedition they have been engaging in for the last five years and to purge our society of all things conservative. They are basically telling us as Gen Thomas Gage told John Adams, Submit or be destroyed.

6gunsound
6gunsound
6 months ago

And next…Krystalnaught?

P W
P W
6 months ago

The goal of the left is to force conservative thought back into the bottle, they will do anything to shame a conservative, not sure if Tim Allen realizes this or not but they call everyone that disagrees with them Racist, sexist homophobes, all day, every day, they have no basis for their claims and they don’t care. Don’t be cowered by these bullies, don’t go running into a closet to hide, but also don’t storm the capitol with a bunch of dopes either! Be smart, the other side doesn’t fight fair and the media is on their side so you have to be twice as smart. To win elections now we know we have to win it by 10% just to secure the victory since we do not trust how the votes will be handled. This is an unfair and rigged game, to win it you have to win by more than you normally would!

Jon
Jon
6 months ago

But it’s ok to loot, burn cities and attack people, grow a backbone Tim

Panther
Panther
6 months ago

Mr Allen I admired you for your stated conservative stances but to cut and run now and to blame the President for the actions of a few who were dead set on storming the capitol irrespective of Trump is to show that your conservative label is a false one. Trump is the best President of my lifetime and to throw aside every accomplishment he has made because of a riot of which he had no control is ludicrous. We won’t ever abandon him ever.

Walter Deveau
Walter Deveau
6 months ago

I respectfully disagree with Tim Allen. The breach was due to the leftists telling security to let Antifa inside to raise hell, so they could blame the whole thing on Trump supporters.

Leftshot
6 months ago

By all the data available, less than 0.1% of that crowd entered the Capitol and most of them only got as far as the Rotunda where they stood, made noise, and then filed out an hour later. The media and Democrat politicians are branding tens of millions of Americans as insurrectionists based on the actions of those few. That’s wrong. It’s also unamerican.

6gunsound
6gunsound
6 months ago
Reply to  Leftshot

Since when is anybody from the democratic party “American”?

motormouse
motormouse
6 months ago

I read the other day that when the capital was invaded, the patriots wasn’t near the capital. It showed things doesn’t match the time line.

Jerry
Jerry
6 months ago

With all due respect Mr. Allen, you have punked out to the left. Darken our door no more.

Gib
Gib
6 months ago

You’re on their list Tim, may as well blame the real culprits – the dems the rinos and antifa. If Trump had done what you suggest – I thought you were more intelligent than this – he would never have survived.

Disgusted in CA!!!
Disgusted in CA!!!
6 months ago

Tim, PLEASE re-watch Trump’s speech. PLEASE then watch the videos from the Capitol. Those men in black were NOT Patriots. Sorry, Tim, usually I love ya – but not today. 🙁

Victoria
Victoria
6 months ago

I’m with disgusted in Virginia!

liz
liz
6 months ago

whine much? I am not in the closet, never have been, never will be. Grow a pair.

Gary
Gary
6 months ago

Just another so-called Liberal jumping on the Liberal blame train. Tim, get your head out. The barriers were REMOVED by Capitol police and the Antifa/BLM “rioters” were allowed to enter an unlocked side door. Reporters were there too filming a bunch of people standing around and posing or sitting down in congressional offices. If there was a riot inside the Capitol, we would have seen many videos and photos by now. We don’t and they’ve had plenty of time to gather them. It was planned by Soros and the DNC to further put blame on the President and Trump supporters and use it as a means of banning Trump and conservatives from Twitter, Facebook and other social media as well as try to get mainstream on their side to impeach and remove him. They just took advantage of a peaceful protests like so many others that Trump supporters have been involved in to blame and harass Trump and conservatives and try to get the nation to throw stones at them. They’ve been doing this since the Tea Party back when Obama was running for President and they’ve continued for the past 12 years.

Dennis
Dennis
6 months ago
Reply to  Gary

Gary, just curious, since the electors were decided upon and the ballots had been counted and we all know that Biden has been declared the winner, what earthly purpose could be served by having Democrats or Democratic allies dressed up in Trump gear bust in, make the Congresscritters hide in locked rooms for hours, and then continue to certify the election for Biden anyway? Since the Dems were getting everything they wanted, why mess with it? Please don’t tell me it was just to make conservatives and Hairplug Himmler fans look bad, that’s hardly necessary at this point.
Next question: With all the cameras around, and all the people who broke into the Capitol taking and posting pictures, how is it that the 200 or so people arrested or contacted based on all that video evidence are all Mango Messiah supporters, including off duty cops, current and ex-military folks, and even elected Republican office holders? Wouldn’t you think that at least one or two of them would be registered Democrats?
Finally, Dems didn’t get Cheeto Jesus banned from social media, they don’t have that power. What you’re seeing is cold-eyed Capitalist CEOs making business decisions based on how much money is going to be made or lost depending on what they do. They’re looking to limit their liability.

Gary
Gary
6 months ago

Tim’s probably trying to put together another TV or movie deal.

Marina
Marina
6 months ago

Many more are exposing themselves as swamp rats.
This is the next path forward, first block twitter and facebook from your internet provider, the state of Idaho internet provider blocked them both.
Tech bubble is imminent, close tweeter, FB, Instagram accounts, dump their stock if own any from your IRA, 401K check your mutual funds that have Twitter or FB included, Twitter down again, dump before they go to zero, stop buying from Amazon, buy direct from the mom’s and pop’s stores near you, don’t wait DO IT TODAY

Nikola's Notion
Nikola's Notion
6 months ago

Says John Kasich’s big supporter.

Jane Stacy
6 months ago

sorry tim the antifa would have shot him