A woke Reuters reporter said people carrying American flags near the Capitol gave her a “wave” of anxiety.
“Yikes,” Reuters reporter Patricia Zengerle tweeted. “Just saw this gang walking around the Capitol and had a wave of #Jan6 anxiety.”
Her comment was paired with a photo of seven peaceful protestors carrying American flags and a sign that read, “1776 RestorationMovement.com.”
Zengerle’s ridiculous post received a barrage of negative comments. In addition to attracting national attention, the reporter managed to draw harsh criticism from many users on Twitter.
Commenters highlighted her tweet as an example of the disconnect between the mainstream media and the American people.
“I appreciate Patricia displaying so efficiently how absurd everyone who panicked about 1/6 really is. A half dozen senior citizens with bad hips waving American flags is about as dangerous as 1/6 was,” one user wrote.
Another comment mocking Zengerle became very popular, “I can understand your fear – the old lady back there carrying a flag larger than her own body must be an absolute beast.”
Zengerle did not respond to the criticism, but she did make it so only her followers could comment on her post.
The next Jan. 6 committee public hearing is scheduled for next week, per the Blaze media.