President Joe Biden claimed during his first State of the Union address that the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was “the worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
Moments after the transcript of the speech’s opening went public before the address, Washington Examiner chief congressional correspondent Susan Ferrechio tweeted out a photo featuring devastation from the 1983 Senate bombing.
Senate bombing, 1983 pic.twitter.com/Wmu9AwZLbq
— Susan Ferrechio (@susanferrechio) April 28, 2021
The line also provoked criticism from users pointing out that the United States has been attacked by foreign powers several times since, including the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and the assault on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Biden asserts riot was a worse attack than various bombings and deadly attacks on the Capitol, deadly Summer of Rage with its attacks on the WH and federal court buildings, four presidential assassinations, another five assassination attempts, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11. OK. https://t.co/1S7Hc0nsLW
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 28, 2021
I lived through 9/11. My grandfather was sent to war after Pearl Harbor. Stop disrespecting the memories of the dead you absolute hack. https://t.co/ZU4VBgaS7w
— Rachel Bovard (@rachelbovard) April 29, 2021
Nearly 3,000 died on Sept. 11, 2001, and more than 2,400 at Pearl Harbor. Only five died who were present at the Capitol on Jan. 6 this year, four of whom passed from natural causes, and one from a gunshot fired by a Capitol Police officer.
New York Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York helped secure clemency for the left-wing terrorists who bombed the U.S. Capitol decades earlier, granted by President Bill Clinton.