Speaker Pelosi called the House Republicans sick because they claimed the attack on the Capitol was a normal day.
Speaker Pelosi calls the House Republicans sick for claiming the attack on the Capitol was a normal day. pic.twitter.com/0JRSLFRJaq
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) May 13, 2021
Spokesman Pelosi said:
Unfortunately, there was a hearing in the Government Reform Committee yesterday which was pretty appalling. Some of us told you about it. You have to see for yourself because you can’t believe a member of the committee said that what happened that day was a normal, orderly visit from people to the capital. “Really?” “Really?” Well, on a normal day here I don’t know when people are threatened with hanging the Vice President of the United States or disturbing or injuring so many police officers. I don’t think that’s normal.
Several people were killed, over 140 police officers shot and the attackers were supposed to hang the Vice President. Normal? In a hearing yesterday, some House Republicans defended these actions, saying the rioters were neat and behaving in a manner similar to a normal tourist visit. They basically saw them and said, well, they just walked between the velvet ropes that are there to guide the tourist path. You have to see it because there was no denying it.
It fell into the realm of the sick.
And that is what we must address when we say the urgent need to secure the Capitol. Why? It was just a normal tourist day. We need to strengthen our police force. Why? It was just a normal tourist day. And we have to set up a commission for January 6th. Why? It was just a normal tourist day. So the same rejection they responded to regarding Congressman Liz Cheney, the rejection they have there. The rejection of what happened that day. Denial of the need for more security to make sure it doesn’t happen again and denial to refine the truth is what we have to deal with. And we will find the truth, and we hope that we can do it in the most bipartisan way possible. I think this is important.
Speaker Pelosi was right. There is nothing normal about the attempted violent overthrow of the United States government. The Capitol had never suffered a domestic terrorist attack in the country’s history.
The Republicans are trying to normalize the domestic terrorism of the white supremacists.
Democrats and the American people can never allow them to wipe out their role in the worst domestic attack on US democracy in the nation’s history.
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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