On Wednesday, hordes of people waltzed right past the Capitol police and into the building where Congress was debating the Arizona electoral votes. The government officials fled to shelter in place as self-proclaimed “patriots” smashed up the building and looted as officers took selfies with the vandals.
The ease with which these Trump supporters got into a normally highly protected building can be pretty easily explained: some members of the Capitol Police literally let them in.
But the Internet likes to try and find a silver lining, so soon people started joking about the lax security and comparing it to the “raid Area 51” meeting that happened in late 2019:
If you don’t remember, a Facebook joke about rescuing the aliens being kept at Area 51 became a full-fledged rally. They were not successful, but now people are saying they should have tried harder.
The Area 51 memes are back, everyone. If anyone can sit at Nancy Pelosi’s desk, we can get in to see those spaceships: