George Will Returns to ‘This Week’: Jan 6 a 9/11-Like ‘Shock to the System’

Nicholas Fondacaro | May 23, 2021
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Conservative Washington Post columnist George Will made his return to ABC’s This Week on Sunday and it turned out to be a mixed bag. Aside from accurately noting that Israel had no one rational to work with on the other side since every leader in Gaza was a genocidal maniac, Will suggested that the January 6 Capitol Riot was an equal “shock to the system” as 9/11, a coordinated terror attack that killed 3,000 people.

Host George Stephanopoulos kicked off the panel discussion with Will and by focusing on the Republican opposition to a commission to investigate the riot. “We just heard Speaker Pelosi and Leader McConnell right there, we heard Susan Collins say she's still optimistic for something going forward on this January 6 commission. It's kind of hard to believe it's even controversial,” Stephanopoulos scoffed.

“Well, it's controversial for one reason,” Will declared. According to him, it’s because GOP lawmakers despised their voters. “Every elected official is frightened of his voters, therefore doesn't respect his voters, and doesn't like his voters and is afraid that a vote for this will be seen as an insult to the 45th president.”