Georgia lawyer among first to charge Capitol calls rioters ‘tourists’

Georgia lawyer among first to charge Capitol calls rioters ‘tourists’


A Georgia lawyer who was among the first rioters to storm the U.S. Capitol now claims the mob acted “heroically” — and were like “tourists” who looked at, but didn’t disturb the property.

Self-described “Anti-Communist Counter-Revolutionary” McCall Calhoun, a lawyer for three decades, also excused his retweet of a death threat against President-elect Biden, saying Trump supporters are just naturally “ornery.”

Calhoun made the abhorrent claims in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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When asked about his sharing of a doctored photo of Joe Biden that referenced hanging the president-elect, Calhoun told the outlet, “Trump voters say that all the time,” he said. “We’re just ornery.”

Calhoun even claimed that the violent uprising that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer, was a peaceful event.

In fact, rioters left feces, urine, trash, busted windows and vandalized offices in their wake.

“The people who went in there, what they did was heroic. It was very patriotic,” he told

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