Ron DeSantis joins chorus slamming Kamala Harris for equating Capitol Riots with 9/11
Florida governor Ron DeSantis took a dig at Vice President Kamala Harris over her comments comparing the January 6 Capitol Riots to 9/11 attack. Harris made the comments at the memorial service held by Democrat politicians marking one year of the horrific MAGA riots of 2021. Alongside criticizing Harris, DeSantis also slammed the media for extensive coverage of the event and treating it like 'Christmas'.
"Look, if you obstruct a proceeding, all about holding people accountable. If you're rioting, hold them accountable. But let's just be clear here: When they try to act like this is something akin to the September 11 attacks, that is an insult to the people that were going into those buildings," Ron DeSantis told in a media address recently. His jibe was in reference to Harris' much-debated remark on January 6, 2022, where she mentioned Pearl Harbor bombing, 9/11 attack and Capitol Riots as horrific tragedies of similar stature.
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In her address, Harris specifically mentioned, "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. December 7, 1941, September 11, 2001 and January 6, 2021."
She further added, "What the extremists who roamed these halls targeted was not only the lives of elected leaders ... what they were assaulting were the institutions, the values, the ideals that generations of Americans have marched, picketed and shed blood to establish and defend. We cannot let our future be decided by those bent on silencing our voices, overturning our votes, and peddling lies and misinformation by some radical faction that may be newly resurgent, but whose roots run old and deep."
She continued, "'I wonder, how will January 6 become to be remembered? Will it be remembered as a moment that accelerated the unraveling of the oldest and greatest democracy in the world? Or a moment when we decided to secure and strengthen our democracy for generations to come?"
Highlighting the fact that more than 2,000 Americans lost their lives in both Pearl Harbor and 9/11 attacks, Ron DeSantis said, "It's interesting how everything in our society becomes very politicized, and so today -- honestly, I'm not going to watch any of it -- you're going to see the D.C./New York media, this is their Christmas, January 6. They are going to take this and milk this for anything they could to smear anyone who ever supported Donald Trump."
His jibe at the Veep was lauded by MAGA supporters on social media, one of whom hailed DeSantis as "one of the greatest governors ever." Another DeSantis supporter tweeted, "Ron DeSantis tears N2 Kamala 4comparing January 6 to 9/11: Florida Gov. says 'it's insulting' 2people who went N2the towers &calls anniversary Democrats' 'Christmas'. Blame Willie Brown 4 this! She’s an embarrassment 2 all."
"@VP is clueless and should be ashamed by the comparison! thanks @GovRonDeSantis for calling her out! How many were killed on Jan 6th?" noted another.
Ron DeSantis tears N2 Kamala 4comparing January 6 to 9/11: Florida Gov. says 'it's insulting' 2people who went N2the towers &calls anniversary Democrats' 'Christmas'— lackeylocal (@lackeylocal1) January 7, 2022
via https://t.co/mlXI0gxdzs Blame Willie Brown 4 this 👩 !She’s an embarrassment 2 all 👩 https://t.co/kZLtok4BKj
Florida's DeSantis: Comparisons of Jan. 6 to 9/11 'insult to the people that were going into those buildings' https://t.co/hdpLX6CuaT #FoxNews @VP is clueless and should be ashamed by the comparison! thanks @GovRonDeSantis for calling her out! How many were killed on Jan 6th?— Batman (@davefla99) January 6, 2022
However, not everyone was fond of DeSantis' comments as one user dragged him, "It’s because they understand history and you don’t." Another said, "@GovRonDeSantis My guess is your just stupid. Our nation was attacked on 9-11 by terrorist. Our nation was attacked on Jan 6th by @GOP terrorist supported by you. Your attempt to reframe, not good."
It’s because they understand history and you don’t.— DAC (@DAC32155498) January 6, 2022
@GovRonDeSantis My guess is your just stupid. Our nation was attacked on 9-11 by terrorist. Our nation was attacked on Jan 6th by @GOP terrorist supported by you. Your attempt to reframe, not good.https://t.co/U8Ww6qW0PZ— Michael Spears, MPPA, MSS aka 장용진 (@MP_Spears) January 7, 2022