It’s been fairly the week in our nation’s capital, and we are able to now add suspicious mass transit choices to the newest explanations as to why the violence of January 6 was not the fault of Donald Trump’s MAGA devoted.

Louisiana Republican Rep. Clay Higgins floated a questionable principle this week whereas grilling FBI Director Christopher Wray earlier than the Homeland Safety Committee. Higgins insisted that a picture of a random pair of white buses with no rear markings inferred nefarious goings-on, particularly on the nation’s prime regulation enforcement company. Right here’s the transcript, lovingly typed out by Vice:

Higgins berated Wray for not understanding what a “ghost bus” is, and claimed the time period is widespread parlance amongst individuals who find out about cop stuff.

“Are you aware what a ghost automobile is?” Higgins requested. “Director of the FBI definitely ought to. You recognize what a ghost bus is?”

Wray appeared nonplussed.

“I’m undecided I’ve used that time period earlier than,” he stated.

“Okay,” stated Higgins, skeptically. “Fairly widespread in regulation enforcement. It’s a automobile that’s used for secret functions. It’s painted over.”

Higgins then pointed at a billboard exhibiting a nondescript image of a parking storage with a number of buses in it.

“These two buses within the center right here, they had been the primary to reach at Union Station on January sixth,” Higgins stated. “These buses are nefarious in nature and had been stuffed with FBI informants dressed as Trump supporters, deployed onto our Capitol on January sixth.”

Higgins characterised this in any other case very boring {photograph} of buses as simply the “tip of the iceberg” of proof he’s gathered. Lastly, he concluded, with the air of a person about to put his opponent in checkmate: “Your day is coming, Mr. Wray.”

It’s fairly humorous. For the report “ghost vehicles” or “ghost buses” can have many meanings. In New York, for instance, a ghost automobile is one which makes use of a defaced license plate to skirt tolls and automated pace and purple gentle cameras. Ghost vehicles also can typically seek advice from marked police vehicles, although the decals are sometimes solely seen from sure angles. Police additionally use bait vehicles, which aren’t actually what the congressman (and former regulation enforcement skilled) from Louisiana is speaking about right here. He’s speaking about two large buses particularly painted for the aim of bringing in faux MAGA rioters.

Might they’ve been stuffed with actual Trump supporters like, say, a gaggle of Proud Boys, who are actually in jail serving multi-decade sentences for seditious conspiracy and different costs associated to violence on January 6? It positive appears simply as seemingly, if no more so, contemplating we’re speaking a couple of random picture of two buses. And what about all of the buses within the picture that are clearly marked? Did these carry Trump supporters or simply extra FBI ringers?

In both case, a single picture of the again of two buses is just not the gotcha second Higgins thinks it’s. It’s so comforting to know that conspiracy theorists who can spin a yarn out of a single blurry picture practically two years after the incident are filling up the halls of American energy. Ah, properly, at the very least Higgins didn’t threaten to take a swing the FBI director.


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