Today, as our nation looks back a year to remember the events of January 6th, the battle for the lasting narrative of the event is still a very bitter one.
So bitter, in fact, that Senator Ted Cruz found himself at the end of a severe tongue-lashing by Tucker Carlson after the Lone Star State lawmaker used the phrase “terrorist attack” to describe the riot. This idea runs contrary to the dialogue that most of the Republican Party is pushing – that the event itself has been blown out of proportion by the liberal left, who are using the imagery of that day to scare Americans out of voting for anyone aligned with Donald Trump, MAGA, or conservatism in general.
On the other side of the aisle, however, the story is much, much different.
One year after the riot of Jan. 6, 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris stated that the date will live on in the country’s memory, likening it to the dates of the Pearl Harbor attack and the 9/11 terror attacks.
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.Trending:
“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.”
The comparisons drew criticism and eye-rolling from many, particularly after having watched President Joe Biden lash out in a manufactured rage earlier in the day.