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One month on from Trump’s photo op outside St John’s church after peaceful protesters were teargassed on 1 June.

The scene of President Trump, posing with a bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church after protesters were removed by force, became a defining moment of the last month’s protests. Now, a congressional panel is investigating what led up to that moment.

The scene of President Trump, posing with a bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church after protestors were removed by force, became a defining moment of the last month’s protests.

The scene of President Trump, posing with a bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church after protestors were removed by force, became a defining moment of the last month’s protests.

Rev. Beth Taylor of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 11 Mile and Woodward in Royal Oak is calling out Zoom bombers who crashed a service Sunday morning with racial profanities. @JennSchanz4  MORE:

Remember when IA Dems botched their caucuses? That was just 4 1/2 months ago. Or when Biden emerged as leader on Super Tuesday? Try more than 3 months ago. Or when Trump walked up to St. John’s Church for that photo-op? Was just 3 weeks ago.

We deleted this tweet because this footage took place in the days leading up to President Trump’s walk to St. John’s Church. Our caption sounded misleading.

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Here’s why a fence went up around St. John’s Church at Black Lives Matter Plaza

Tall security fencing now up around #LafayettePark  and St. John’s Church. Only @DCPoliceDept ⁩ officers inside the fencing this morning. @fox5dc ⁩

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Democrats Have Torn Down, Desecrated or Burned: - George Washington - Abraham Lincoln - Ulysses S Grant - Thomas Jefferson - St. Junipero Serra - Francis Scott Key - Winston Churchill - WWII Memorial - Lincoln Memorial - St. John’s Church - The US Capitol - 1000’s of businesses

Numerous people arrested in D.C. for the disgraceful vandalism, in Lafayette Park, of the magnificent Statue of Andrew Jackson, in addition to the exterior defacing of St. John’s Church across the street. 10 years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. Beware!

The second attack on St. John’s Church is a chilling message that faith and freedom are enemies in the eyes of the anarchists on the street. Perpetrators must be prosecuted. These senseless attacks must be stopped.

The Media is more outraged that President Trump visited St. John’s Church than they are that rioters tried to burn it down.

Father James Martin, a prominent Jesuit priest and author, on Trump’s St. John’s church visit: “Let me be clear. This is revolting. The Bible is not a prop. A church is not a photo op. Religion is not a political tool. And God is not a plaything.”

Joe Biden on President Trump's photo-op outside St. John's Church: "The president held up the Bible at St John’s church yesterday. I just wish he opened it once in a while instead of brandishing it. If he opened it, he could have learned something."

Before President Trump could stride across Lafayette Square in Washington for a photo op at St. John’s Church, protesters had to be cleared out. What ensued was a burst of violence unlike any seen in the shadow of the White House in generations.

This was the scene outside of the White House on Monday as police used tear gas and flash grenades to clear out peaceful protesters so President Trump could visit the nearby St. John’s Church, where there was a parish house basement fire Sunday night

The president’s walk through Lafayette Park, controlled the night before by rioters, to the burned out St. John’s Church, holding his bible in his hand, was truly historic. A fabulous moment of enormous important.

Chris, have you seen the videos of people being beaten? Police cars burned? Macy’s looted? St. John’s church torched? Cities on fire? The First Amendment protects Free Speech, but not the right to engage in acts of violence, terror, or assault.

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