Democrats are not only still bringing up the Jan. 6 chaos at the U.S. Capitol, now some are acting as if it was comparable to one of the worst attacks against America.
During an off-the-rails interview on CNN, Tennessee Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen claimed that the Jan. 6 Capitol mayhem was comparable to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, where over 2,000 U.S. soldiers were killed and the country was dragged into World War II.
“January 6th is a day like that,” Cohen said. “It’s a day that should be remembered in America because our democracy was at stake. It was under attack as much as Pearl Harbor was an attack on our country.”
“This was an attack on the United States Constitution,” he continued. “They wanted to upset the Electoral College and to make Donald Trump the president, to eliminate people that stood in his way, which included his vice president, which included the speaker of the House, and they wanted to intimidate the Congress.”
“When [Trump] said you won’t have a country, he was saying the blacks, the Jews, the minorities, the gays, they’re going to be in charge, and you, the white, straight evangelicals here with me today, your country will not be yours. You will not have a country,” Cohen added.
“He was basically telling them to go take your country back from the blacks, the Jews, the gays, the different people that they do not like. And that was a call from Trump, and it was racist as it could be. And he was involved, in my opinion, with all these folks, Roger Stone was, the whole team was, and they were trying to take over. He doesn’t give up. He didn’t give up. He didn’t want to give up power. He liked being president,” he said.
What a joke.
For the record, the National World War II Museum details how the attack was devastating to America:
The attack killed 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians, and destroyed or damaged 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships. The three aircraft carriers of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were out to sea on maneuvers. The Japanese were unable to locate them and were forced to return home with the U.S. carrier fleet intact.
Five people died during incidents related to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, which is hardly comparable to Pearl Habor in any way, shape, or form.
Beyond that, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a similar comment earlier this year.
“President Franklin Roosevelt set a day aside that will live in infamy,” Schumer said. “Unfortunately, we can now add January 6, 2021, to that very short list of dates in American history that will live forever in infamy.”
“This temple to democracy was desecrated, its windows smashed, our offices vandalized. The world saw Americans’ elected officials hurriedly ushered out because they were in harm’s way. The House and Senate floors were places of shelter until the evacuation was ordered, leaving rioters to stalk these hallowed halls,” Schumer whined.
He added: “Lawmakers and our staffs, Average citizens who love their country, serve it every day, feared for their lives. I understand that one woman was shot and tragically lost her life. We mourn her and feel for her friends and family.”