On the day of the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks against America, one Senator, Mark Warner (D-VA), attempted to swing the topic over to the January 6th Capitol Riots.
While making a Sunday appearance on “Face the Nation” by CBS News, Warned attempted to compare the horrid terror attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001, in which almost 3,000 Americans lost their lives, to the events of the capitol riot that happened on January 6th, 2021. He made the insane claim that the nation must step back and once again make use of the “unity of spirit” that was felt after 9/11 in order to deal with “election deniers” and the people of January 6.
“I remember as most Americans do where they were on 9/11,” stated Warner. “I was in it is middle of a political campaign and suddenly the differences with my opponent seemed very small in comparison. And our country came together… The stunning thing to me is, here we are 20 years later and the attack on the symbol of our democracy was not coming from terrorists but it came from literally insurgents attacking the Capitol on January 6th. So, I believe we are stronger… But I do worry about some of the activity in this country where the election deniers, the insurgency that took place on January 6th. That is something I hope we can see that same kind of unity of spirit.”
“I think the threat of terror has diminished,” Sen. Mark Warner says, reflecting on where the country is now 21 years after the attacks of 9/11.
“I do worry about some of the activity in this country where the election deniers, the insurgency that took place on January 6th.” pic.twitter.com/2v9OVEhbko
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) September 11, 2022
Warner was just one of the extremely high-profile Democrats to attempt to compare 9/11 and January 6th, but he was most certainly not alone.
Church Todd, the host of “Meet the Press,” kicked off the program that morning by bringing up the two events together. “Today is September 11th,” stated Todd. “It was 21 years ago we were attacked by foreign terrorists. Not quite 20 years after 9/11, the Capitol came under attack from domestic terrorists.”
The comments from Warner also went along with several left-wing Twitter users as they also made comparisons.
“21 years since terror attacks of 9/11. Then the terror attack of 1/6,” explained Sarah Reese Jones, the PoliticsUSA editor-in-chief, via social media. “Defending this country from attacks foreign and domestic should never be divisive.”
“September 11 was a terrorist attack. January 6 was a terrorist attack,” stated Tristan Snell, a Lawyer and commentator for CNN and MSNBC.
“I will always remember how angry and sad I felt the day our country was attacked,” posted Georgia state Representative Erick Allen (D). “The lives lost and the families impacted demand we continue to hold those who attack our democracy accountable. This is true for 9/11/2001 just as it is for 1/6/2021. #NeverForget“