Over the weekend, George Will compared the January 6 riots at the Capitol to 9/11:
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) May 23, 2021
Today, Will’s Washington Post colleague Carol Leonnig did the same thing:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 28, 2021
If people could stop making Holocaust and 9/11 comparisons, that’d be great.
I see she received the official talking points
— Jonathan Reed (@jonreed819) May 28, 2021
No it wasn't.
— Temporary Handle (@LariviereChad) May 28, 2021
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 28, 2021
No, not even close
— Phillip May (@pharvey2001) May 28, 2021
As a survivor of 9/11 pic.twitter.com/C5H9DiZzpl
— Don’t call me Shirley (@vepapa) May 28, 2021
No Carol it isn’t. I lost two people that day so you can go f-ck off.
— JJ (@JJ11173384) May 28, 2021
Let’s be clear: The Capitol riots were horrible and inexcusable, a genuinely dark day. But to compare that day to 9/11 is intellectually dishonest and downright offensive, especially to the victims of 9/11. Carol Leonnig, George Will, and anyone else who likens January 6 to 9/11 need to take some time to soul-search and gain some perspective.
If the propagandists in Belarus were this blatant in their support for the ruling party we would add this example to the Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report. https://t.co/p6INSmjr0u https://t.co/dF3exgenOW
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 28, 2021
There was a bad riot at the Capitol. There were 500+ riots last summer at federal courthouses, White House, police precincts, churches, and cities across America. Absurd exaggeration of what happened at Capitol, & downplaying of what happened elsewhere is disgusting and must stop https://t.co/xOYzeSF5px
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) May 28, 2021
And something for Leonnig and Co. to consider:
This is how you ensure a commission doesn’t happen…by being hyperbolic and making dishonest, horrific emotional appeals. https://t.co/tONRvuj6c6
— kaitlin, congressional fashion police (@thefactualprep) May 28, 2021