Today is one of those days that America is still very much processing, and the Democrats have chosen a rather obtuse retelling of it on this one year anniversary.
The attack on the Capitol on January 6th, 2021, is now dominating headlines a year later. The Republican Party is attempting to downplay the severity of the attacks, for the most part, in what is likely an olive branch to Donald Trump. Trump, who is widely believed to be preparing for another presidential run in 2024, has consistently suggested that the 2020 election was “rigged”. The siege of the Capitol a year ago was an attempt to decertify that election, at least according to the chants that we heard from the halls of Congress.
But the Democrats are digging in, and suggesting that what occurred on “J6” was far more dastardly. In fact, Vice President Kamala Harris is now comparing it to some of the darkest days in American history.
In an address delivered as part of a commemoration of the anniversary of the protest in which demonstrators entered the Capitol building, interrupting the counting of electoral votes, Harris included Jan. 6 as one of three dark days in American history.
“Certain dates echo throughout history,” Harris said. “Including dates that instantly remind all who have lived them where they were and what they were doing when our democracy came under assault. Dates that occupy not only a place on our calendar but a place in our collective memory. Dec. 7, 1941, Sept. 11, 2001, and Jan. 6, 2021.”
And that wasn’t all…
Harris, who was vice president-elect and a sitting senator at the time, said Thursday that the rioters that day sought to attack “the institutions, the values, the ideals that generations of Americans have marched, picketed, and shed blood to establish and defend.”
President Joe Biden took a similar, albeit more vitriolic approach, causing “#angryBiden” to trend on Twitter in the moments following his speech.