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Jan 6 'Insurrection' Cost $1.5 Million in Damages, But Black Lives Matter Riots Cost $2 Billion

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The so-called “insurrection” on Jan. 6 reportedly cost the federal government $1.5 million in damages. But that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the more than $2 billion the Black Lives Matter rioting cost in 2020.

According to a recent estimate published by the Washington Post, the Jan. 6 incursion in the Capitol caused $1.5 million in damages.

U.S. prosecutors this week put a price tag on damage to the U.S. Capitol from the Jan. 6 breach — $1.5 million so far — and for the first time are asking defendants to cover some of the bill in plea offers, prosecutors and defense lawyers said.

The U.S. attorney’s office in Washington cited the damage estimate Wednesday in court and in plea papers filed in the case of Paul Hodgkins, 38. The Tampa crane operator pleaded guilty to one felony count of obstructing an official proceeding of Congress and faces sentencing July 19 in Washington.

But while the hardcore left and its minions in the left-wing media continue to claim that the Jan. 6 event was the “worst attack since the Civil War,” the truth is, the many Black Lives Matter riots were far, far worse on the nation.

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Last Sept., Fox News reported that the costs to the nation of the BLM riots was already past $2 billion.

Regardless of the dollars and cents of the situation, though, the left is lying to you about the Jan. 6 incursion being the “worst attack since the Civil War.”

This is a flat-out lie. There have been more than a dozen attacks on the U.S. Capital that were far worse than what happened when some patriots broke a window and went sight-seeing in the Capitol building.

Joe Biden continues to lie about the severity of the incursion of the Capitol building on Jan. 6th when he says it was the “worst attack since the Civil War.” Sorry, pal, not even close.

First of all, the Confederate Army never even got into Washington D.C. proper. The closest they got was 6 miles away when C.S. General Jubal Early tried a raid toward the Yankee Capital in 1864. So, in fact, the C.S.A. never launched a serious attack on D.C. during the war. And in the only case where they got close, Early and his troops were so exhausted, they ended up being not much of a threat even when they did.

But, even if you fudge the situation and claim that the rebel general got “close enough,” there have been more than a dozen incidents since the Civil War that were far worse than the day this year when a handful of protesters broke a glass and did a little sightseeing.

Biden has repeatedly claimed that the incident on Jan. 6 was somehow the worst attack since the Civil War. He alluded to the claim during his first address to Congress in April. But more recently, he reiterated it on May 26 when he criticized Republicans for not supporting the Democrat’s Jan. 6 commission.

“I can’t imagine anyone voting against the establishing commission on the greatest assault since the Civil War on the Capitol,” Biden said.

Joe Biden is a liar.

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Click here to see a partial list of the attacks in the Capitol and around D.C. since the Civil War.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.