The far-left Huffington Post is now claiming that the violence at the US Capitol on January 6 was considerably worse than the 9/11 assaults, which killed over 3,000 Americans.
Let that sink in. A riot in which no one was killed (other than one of the protesters), a few windows broken and everyone cleared out in a few hours was “far worse” than a terrorist attack that left thousands dead and had global impact for years.
These people are out of their minds.
S.V. Dáte, a White House correspondent for HuffPost, responded to a lengthy Twitter thread by Byron York of the Washington Examiner, who attempted to put the left’s urge to link the two incidents in context.
“The 9/11 al Qaeda attacks killed roughly 3,000 people, brought down New York’s tallest skyscrapers, destroyed part of the Pentagon, crashed four passenger jetliners, and changed U.S. foreign policy for decades,” York said, explaining that the January 6 incident resulted in the “natural-causes death of one Capitol Police officer, the death of one rioter at the hands of police, the ‘acute amphetamine intoxication’ death of another rioter, and the natural causes deaths of two more.”
“Parts of the Capitol were ransacked, but not seriously enough that Congress could not meet and finish its work on the night of the riot. It was appalling, but nothing like September 11,” York continued.
However, Dáte argued that the 9/11 terrorists “never threatened the heart of the American experiment.”
“The 1/6 terrorists and Donald Trump absolutely did exactly that,” he breathlessly said. “Trump continues that effort today.”
Breitbart.com reports: One commenter reminded Dáte that United 93 should have crashed into the U.S. Capitol but did not due to the courageous, sacrificial acts of passengers on the plane.
“You think January 6th was worse than that?” he asked Dáte, who responded, “1000 percent worse”:
Earlier this year, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) criticized Democrats who made similar comparisons, likening the January 6 riot to 9/11.
“First of all, I don’t like 9/11 being used on anything,” he said. “On 9/11, we lost 3,000 people. Three-thousand is horrific. Now, this is a tragedy in itself. But it wasn’t even close to what happened on that day,” he said.
“I think you’re seeing the Democrats just kind of throwing that back and say, ‘Listen, this was a 9/11 comparison,’” he said, repeating his stance that this “wasn’t even close.”