Washington, DC – Vice President Kamala Harris is being slammed from many directions for comparing the Capitol riot to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor in remarks in the Capitol building on Thursday morning.
“Certain dates echo throughout history, including dates that instantly remind all who have lived through them where they were, and what they were doing when our democracy came under assault,” Harris said during a speech she gave in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.
“Dates that occupy not only a place on our calendars, but a place in our collective memory: December 7, 1941, September 11, 2001, and January 6, 2021,” the vice president specified.
In 2001, 2,977 people were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Daily Mail reported.
In 1941, 2,403 Americans lost their lives when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
The comparison did not go over well with many American individuals and organizations who took to social media to set the record straight.
9/11: 2977 innocents dead
Pearl Harbor: 2403 Americans dead
— John – Naturally Immune – Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 6, 2022
Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, who oversaw the police response to the attacks on the Twin Towers, called Vice President Harris a “disgrace.”
“VP @KamalaHarris’ comparison to the out of control protest and trespassing on 1/6, to the attacks on America on Pearl Harbor and 9/11 where 5,380 Americans died, is nothing more than political theater by an incompetent fool. She is a disgrace to the office she holds,” Kerik tweeted.
Kamala Harris said January 6th is the equivalent of Pearl Harbor and 9/11. Honest question, does anyone actually believe this, even the most idoitic left winger on the planet? This is one of the dumbest historical analogies I have ever seen.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 6, 2022
“Comparing January 6th to Pearl Harbor is unhinged,” conservative sports commentator David Hookstead tweeted.
“Thousands of American were killed by the Japanese that horrible morning, and the war in the Pacific Theater had a death toll of roughly 30 million. January 6th wasn’t good, but it didn’t result in a savage and brutal World War,” Hookstead wrote.
Some critics pointed out that the Capitol riot went on for a period of hours and the George Floyd riots went on for months, but Harris condoned that looting and burning.
When a two-hour riot happened at the Capitol, Kamala Harris compared it to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.
When neighborhoods in Minneapolis were burned to the ground, Kamala Harris helped raise bail money for the people who did it.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 6, 2022
The vice president also took flack for calling the United States “the oldest and greatest democracy in the world,” the Daily Mail reported.
The term “democracy” was coined before 430 B.C. by the Greeks and means “for the people.”
Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Britain, San Marino, and Switzerland have all operated as democracies since the ninth and tenth centuries, the Daily Mail reported.
Did Kamala Harris just call America the “oldest, greatest democracy in the world”???
The Ancient Greeks are calling ☠️
— Sam Tempest (@SATempest) January 6, 2022
Kamala Harris just referred to America’s democracy as the oldest and greatest democracy in the world. 🤔
— Siobhan Benita (@SiobhanBenita) January 6, 2022
Kamala Harris on Capital hill “we are preserving the greatest and oldest democracy in the world”
Oh dear. 🤣
The concepts (and name) of democracy and constitution as a form of government originated in ancient Athens circa 508 B.C.
— Helix (@BermudaS3) January 6, 2022
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) accused Democrats of using the Capitol riot as a red herring to draw attention away from the failing Biden administration.
“The Biden Administration seems to be incapable of dealing with the challenges America faces, and their efforts to politicize January 6 will fall flat,” Graham tweeted.