Federalist Western Correspondent Tristan Justice said Monday that Democrats have adopted the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as a new national holiday on the same pedestal as 9/11 after spending a year justifying sustained inner-city carnage from left-wing anarchists.
“Nothing has exposed how performative the outrage over Jan. 6 has been like the committee set up by Speaker Pelosi,” Justice said on “Hold the Line” with Buck Sexton. “We saw none of the same people who are so outraged by Jan. 6 — that they’re trying to put it up on the same pedestal as 9/11 — we saw none of those same people similarly outraged by the months-long insurrection launched by left-wing anarchists.”
“Dozens died, thousands of livelihoods were destroyed, federal buildings were attacked, and senators were attacked,” Justice added, “and yet we didn’t have cry sessions in the House, or we didn’t have multiple hearings or a special commission to probe the violence by the same people who are now vilifying Jan. 6 as some type of worst attack on American democracy.”
Meanwhile, bad actors exploiting the hours-long episode a year ago, Justice said, have made up their own timelines to indict former President Donald Trump and his supporters as complicit in the violence.
“Liz Cheney,” Justice said, in reference to the Wyoming Republican lawmaker appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the panel, “made up a timeline in a House hearing last month saying Donald Trump waited 187 minutes to say anything. Donald Trump put out a tweet within 25 minutes of the first Capitol building breached.”