Huffpo Reporter: Capitol Riot ‘1000 Percent Worse’ Than 9/11 Terrorist Attacks
Leftist writer tries to compare two events
A reporter for the Huffington Post has claimed the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol was “1000 percent worse” than the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, which results in almost 3,000 people.
Reporter S.V. Dáte, the senior White House correspondent at HuffPost, was responding to the Washington Examiner’s Byron York's thread, who was trying to add perspective to the left’s obsession in comparing the two events.
“The 9/11 al Qaeda attacks killed roughly 3,000 people, brought down New York’s tallest skyscrapers, destroyed part of the Pentagon, crashed four passenger jetliners, and changed U.S. foreign policy for decades."
York explained that the January 6 riot resulted in the “natural-causes death of one Capitol Police officer, the death of one rioter at the hands of police, the ‘acute amphetamine intoxication’ death of another rioter, and the natural causes deaths of two more.”
“Parts of the Capitol were ransacked, but not seriously enough that Congress could not meet and finish its work on the night of the riot," he added.
"It was appalling, but nothing like September 11."
But Dáte argued the 9/11 terrorists “never threatened the heart of the American experiment.”
“The 1/6 terrorists and Donald Trump absolutely did exactly that,” he said.
“Trump continues that effort today.”
One commenter tried to remind Dáte that United 93 should have crashed into the U.S. Capitol but failed due to sacrificial acts of passengers on the plane.
“You think January 6th was worse than that?” he asked Dáte.
United 93 was intended to crash into the Capitol. You think January 6th was worse than that?— Damin Toell (@damintoell) May 25, 2021
Dáte responded, “1000 percent worse”:
1000 percent worse. https://t.co/0jS4r1S2uk— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) May 25, 2021
Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) criticized Democrats earlier this year for making similar comparisons.
“First of all, I don’t like 9/11 being used on anything,” he said.
“On 9/11, we lost 3,000 people. Three-thousand is horrific."
"Now, this is a tragedy in itself."
"But it wasn’t even close to what happened on that day,” he said.
“I think you’re seeing the Democrats just kind of throwing that back and say, ‘Listen, this was a 9/11 comparison,'” he said, repeating his stance that this “wasn’t even close.”