Today in a rare public appearance, Kamala Harris made herself ridiculous by stating that the events of January 6 were equal to events of both Pearl Harbor and 9/11 in terms of American tragedies and failures.
Lets compare the events shall we?
Jan 6, 2021
Five total individuals died in connection with the events of January 6 including rioters themselves as well as police. Those are all tragic losses. In addition, things were broken in the Capitol which is a historic building that deserves respect and care. Finally, lawmakers were fearful for their lives and safety when trying to cast their vote and represent their constituents.
September 11, 2001 “9/11”
2,977 people died in the attacks alone at three different locations. 2,763 at the World Trade Center, 189 in the Pentagon, and 44 in Pennsylvania. Of these deaths, 2,192 were civilians. 343 were firefights. 72 were members of law enforcement. The average age of the dead was only 40 years old and the youngest victim was 18 years old.
The events of September 11 changed the world forever, launching a 20 year war in Afghanistan which spanned four presidencies and was the longest war in U.S. history. The war resulted in 172, 390 deaths including over 47,000 civilians, 444 aid workers and 72 journalists.
December 7, 1941 “Pearl Harbor”
In the attack alone, over 2,400 Americans died (64 Japanese men died that day as well) including 68 civilians.
As a direct result of the attack, America entered World War II. 420,000 Americans died in World War Two and cause the death of hundreds of thousands of more not least of which were the 147,000 civilians who died in seconds when America dropped the Atomic bomb on Hiroshima as a direct retaliation to the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Japan lost almost 5% of its population in World War II.
Additionally, as a direct result of Pearl Harbor President Roosevelt ordered the imprisonment of innocent American citizens with no trial based only on their ethnicity. 112,000 Americans were illegally imprisoned on the continental U.S. and in Hawaii which was under Martial law and an American protectorate – over 150,000 people were imprisoned with no trial which represented about 5% of the population.
So no, Kamala, Jan 6 is not the same to American history, American tragedy or American pain as 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. Something can be bad without being the absolute worst of all time.