The Demonization of Rosanne Boyland Begins


Boyland may not have many defenders at this point, but the truth eventually will do the talking for her.

By Julie Kelly

December 6, 2021

Yet another lie animating the phony narrative about the events at the Capitol complex on January 6 is about to be exposed: the falsehood that Rosanne Boyland, a Trump supporter from Georgia, died of an accidental drug overdose that day.

As American Greatness has reported for months, incriminating video footage and firsthand witness accounts instead support numerous allegations that D.C. Metro and Capitol police contributed to, if they did not directly cause, Boyland’s death in the late afternoon of January 6.

Boyland’s family reportedly has hired an attorney to investigate the circumstances of her death at the age of 34; the D.C Medical Examiner’s Office issued a report in April disclosing the cause of death of four Trump supporters who died on January 6 during what the coroner called “an unprecedented incident of civil insurrection.” It determined Boyland had succumbed to “acute amphetamine intoxication.”

But it’s increasingly obvious that the ruling is untrue. (The same D.C. Medical Examiner’s office intentionally delayed the results of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick’s autopsy; even after confirming Sicknick had died of a stroke caused by blood clots, the coroner nonetheless insisted the chaos at the Capitol protest “played a role in his condition.”)

With the potential release of three hours of security camera footage that recorded exactly what happened inside the lower west terrace tunnel—the location where Boyland died—on January 6, law enforcement officials could face fierce public scrutiny for their behavior that day. It’s only a slice of the 14,000 hours of surveillance video captured by the Capitol Police department’s closed-circuit television system that Joe Biden’s Justice Department is hiding under protective orders, deemed “highly sensitive” government material.

There’s a good reason why. Court filings detail shocking instances of police brutality including the use of a noxious gas that caused people to vomit and pass out; beatings by some officers using weapons and their own fists; and at least one officer dragging Boyland’s lifeless body, face up, back through the tunnel to hide her from public view until paramedics arrived.

If the footage is released, new questions will be raised about police misconduct and whether the use of suffocating chemical sprays and excessive force, not a drug overdose, killed Rosanne Boyland.

So the media, MSNBC in particular, is of course running cover for Democrats in advance of any bombshell news possibly linking D.C.-area police to the death of another unarmed female Trump supporter during the Capitol protest. MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin has produced a five-part podcast called “American Radical,” which figuratively exhumes Boyland’s body and performs a twisted political autopsy on her views and activity leading up to January 6.

Dead men, as Mohyeldin knows, tell no tales—nor can they defend themselves against vile hit jobs by careerist left-wing activists disguised as journalists. (Mohyeldin, who emigrated to the United States from Egypt as a child, has found himself in hot water on a number of occasions after making inflammatory comments on-air, such as accusing the late Chris Kyle, a decorated Navy SEAL and expert sniper, of being a racist and for erroneously reporting that a Palestinian was unarmed when he was shot by Israeli police.)

Having covered global terrorism for NBC News and Al-Jazeera for two decades, Mohyeldin boasts that he is using his expertise to analyze the motives of a deceased Donald Trump supporter. In his first episode, “Who Killed Rosanne Boyland?” Mohyeldin compares Boyland to an international terrorist. MSNBC’s message is that Boyland, an alleged domestic terrorist “radicalized” by Donald Trump and other nefarious influences, deserved her fate.

This, by the way, is the same media playbook immediately employed in the aftermath of the killing of Ashli Babbitt by Lt. Michael Byrd on January 6.

Coincidentally, Mohyeldin went to high school in Boyland’s hometown of Kennesaw, Georgia. A few days after the Capitol protest, Boyland’s brother-in-law contacted Mohyeldin, a former classmate, via Facebook message. “My wife and I believe she was radicalized in a very short time, inside of six months,” Justin Cave, husband of Lonna, Rosanne’s sister, wrote to Mohyeldin on January 9. “Would you like to hear her story?”

Cave, a former HGTV host, gave a statement the day after Boyland died claiming “the president’s words and rhetoric incited a riot (Wednesday) that killed four of his biggest fans” and said Trump should be removed under the 25th Amendment.

It is difficult to understand why Boyland’s family, including her sisters and both parents, participated in such a vile hit job—please instruct your loved ones right now not to solicit MSNBC activists to write your post-mortem. But Mohyeldin’s work apart from getting the woman’s family to betray her memory, consists of knitting together random comments and observations to paint a sinister profile of someone whose family members otherwise describe as an attentive, affectionate, generous, and kind young woman rebuilding her life seven years after kicking her addiction problems.

“This is ‘American Radical,’ the story of how one woman became a foot soldier in one of the most dangerous movements in America,” Mohyeldin warns. He’s referring to QAnon, an online “cult” centered around an unknown source known as “Q” who allegedly had an inside track to Trump’s White House. QAnon adherents believe powerful pedophiles in government and Hollywood run global child sex trafficking rings and that Trump eventually would expose them all.

The corporate left-wing media blames QAnon for promoting any number of “conspiracy theories,” including the idea the 2020 election was rigged—a reality confirmed in February in a long exposé published by Time magazine.

Mohyeldin not only cites Boyland’s alleged fascination with Q as evidence of her “radicalization,” but also her sudden support of Donald Trump in 2020 and, of course, her new interest in watching Fox News.

Boyland’s transformation, her younger sister told Mohyeldin, “happened so quickly, going from being a totally apolitical person to dying for Trump.”

Perhaps we can write off Boyland’s sister’s inflammatory remark to the haze that comes in the wake of anger and grief—it’s unclear when the interview took place and the family is now demanding answers about exactly what happened. There is no question, however, that the media is running with that vicious narrative.

Rosanne Boyland, according to shameless propagandists like Mohyeldin and his NBC News handlers, deserved to die. She is not entitled to compassion; her death should not fuel public outrage or sympathy.

When the full circumstances of her tragic death are revealed, including the direct involvement of dirty cops, the corporate media will instruct their own cult-like followers to justify her killing at the hands of police. Celebrity cops who inhumanely handled her body in an attempt to conceal the evidence still will be praised as heroes. Members of the January 6 select committee will ignore the scandal; Republicans in Congress again will remain silent in the face of more government malfeasance tied to the Capitol protest.

Rosanne Boyland is a victim—and not of Donald Trump or QAnon. She’s a victim of the Left’s insatiable bloodlust for Trump supporters; the Democratic Party’s propaganda organ otherwise known as the national news media; and sadly, even her own family, who seemed at the time desperate to distance themselves from the political views of their maligned loved one.

Mohyeldin knows “who killed Rosanne Boyland.” The title of his first episode is a ruse, a way to brainwash his audience into accepting his conspiracy theories that place blame on everyone except the guilty parties.

Boyland may not have many defenders at this point, but the truth eventually will do the talking for her. And MSNBC’s contemptible smear campaign against her is the clearest proof yet that they know the truth is coming.

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About Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly is a political commentator and senior contributor to American Greatness. She is the author of Disloyal Opposition: How the NeverTrump Right Tried―And Failed―To Take Down the President. Her past work can be found at The Federalist and National Review. She also has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Genetic Literacy Project. She is the co-host of ‘Happy Hour podcast with Julie and Liz.’ She is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and lives in suburban Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

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