In an address to the nation, Vice President Kamala Harris compared the events of January 6th to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 terror attacks.
On the one-year anniversary of January 6th, Harris began, “Certain dates echo throughout history. Including dates that instantly remind all who have lived them where they were and what they were doing when our democracy came under assault.”
“Dates that occupy not only a place on our calendar but a place in our collective memory. Dec. 7, 1941, Sept. 11, 2001, and Jan. 6, 2021,” she continued.
In response to Harris, Donald Trump Jr. said “she’s clearly an idiot and the most out of touch politician up to and including crooked.”
Harris achieved the lowest approval rating for any vice president in U.S. history at just 28 percent, according to USA Today.
Business Insider confirmed this is a “historic low for any modern vice president.”
Take a look at Trump Jr.’s responses on social media:
Harris said rioters were attacking “the institutions, the values, the ideals that generations of Americans have marched, picketed, and shed blood to establish and defend.”
“On Jan. 6 we all saw what our nation would look like if the forces who seek to dismantle our democracy are successful: the lawlessness, the violence, the chaos,” she continued.
When 353 Japanese kamikaze planes attacked Pearl Harbor, 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded.
When militant Islamists hi-jacked planes on Sept. 11th, there were 2,977 fatalities and over 25,000 injuries.
On January 6th, a total of five people died. An unarmed Trump supporter and 14-year U.S. military veteran, Ashli Babbitt, was shot and killed by police. One person died of a drug overdose. And three people died of natural causes.