Leftists and Democrats are notorious for outrageously exaggerating certain events in order to advance their agenda, and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) is no different.
According to the Washington Examiner, Cohen went on CNN on Wednesday and declared that the Capitol Hill riots on January 6 were as disastrous for the country as Pearl Harbor.
“January 6th is a day like that," Cohen said. "It’s a day that should be remembered in America because our democracy was at stake. It was under attack as much as Pearl Harbor was an attack on our country."
“This was an attack on the United States Constitution," Cohen also said. "They wanted to upset the Electoral College and to make Donald Trump the president, to eliminate people that stood in his way, which included his vice president, which included the Speaker of the House, and they wanted to intimidate the Congress."
To get an idea of how idiotically ludicrous Cohen’s claim is, let’s compare the two.
On December 7th, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Navy that was based in Pearl Harbor, destroying ships and killing thousands of Americans with no previous declaration of war. The consequence was that the U.S. entered a war where hundreds of thousands more Americans would be killed for the sake of toppling two militaristic, bloodthirsty dictatorships.
On January 6th, 2021, Trump supporters - among others - breached the Capitol building in Washington D.C., breaking into offices and trespassing on the premises. Five people were killed. Democrats went on the warpath against then-president Donald Trump, accusing him of instigating the riots, which led to his second impeachment trial and acquittal.
The differences are pretty clear. Thousands of Americans were killed at Pearl Harbor while five were killed at the Capitol. One led to a war that produced the Greatest Generation, the other produced a useless impeachment trial that clearly wasn’t going to result in a conviction due to a lack of support. The Japanese in the former attacked without a declaration of war, while many of the rioters could only perceivably be accused of trespassing.
Somehow, trespassing doesn’t seem like an attack on the United States Constitution.
For video of Cohen's comments, watch below: