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Vice President Harris Sparks Outrage Comparing Capitol Riot To 9/11, Pearl Harbor

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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