‘Ghost Bus’ Stuffed With FBI Brokers Is The Newest Jan. 6 Conspiracy Concept

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 trustworthy.

Louisiana Republican Rep. Clay Higgins floated a questionable concept 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 high regulation enforcement company. Right here’s the transcript, lovingly typed out by Vice:

Higgins berated Wray for not realizing what a “ghost bus” is, and claimed the time period is frequent parlance amongst individuals who learn about cop stuff.

“Have you learnt what a ghost car is?” Higgins requested. “Director of the FBI actually ought to. You realize what a ghost bus is?”

Wray appeared nonplussed.

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

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

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

“These two buses within the center right here, they have been the primary to reach at Union Station on January sixth,” Higgins stated. “These buses are nefarious in nature and have been full of 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 accrued. Lastly, he concluded, with the air of a person about to position his opponent in checkmate: “Your day is coming, Mr. Wray.”

It’s fairly humorous. For the document “ghost automobiles” 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 computerized pace and crimson mild cameras. Ghost automobiles can even generally confer with marked police automobiles, although the decals are sometimes solely seen from sure angles. Police additionally use bait automobiles, which aren’t actually what the congressman (and former regulation enforcement skilled) from Louisiana is speaking about right here. He’s speaking about two big buses particularly painted for the aim of bringing in faux MAGA rioters.

May they’ve been full of actual Trump supporters like, say, a gaggle of Proud Boys, who at the moment are in jail serving multi-decade sentences for seditious conspiracy and different prices associated to violence on January 6? It certain appears simply as probably, 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 just isn’t 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, no less than Higgins didn’t threaten to take a swing the FBI director.