Today marks the one-year anniversary of the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol. To be clear, the violence and property destruction that took place that day was unacceptable and should be condemned. Unfortunately, Democrats took today's anniversary as an opportunity to push their radical elections agenda.
The Left will exploit any event to try and pass their federal election takeover bill before the midterms.— Honest Elections Project (@honestelections) January 6, 2022
It's all about maintaining power for them.https://t.co/l8qJh6eQah
Once again, @SenSchumer is using the anniversary of January 6th to push a federal takeover of our elections. Democrats only believe the system is fair when they have total control. 2/2— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) January 6, 2022
Thank you to President Biden @POTUS and Vice President Harris @VP for coming to the Capitol to address the nation on the January 6th insurrection anniversary— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 6, 2022
This day is a reminder that attacks on our democracy are ongoing
We will act to protect our democracy and voting rights pic.twitter.com/KeLi2UboIP
In a statement released on the riot, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said:
“As I said yesterday, it has been stunning to see some Washington Democrats try to exploit this anniversary to advance partisan policy goals that long predated this event. It is especially jaw-dropping to hear some Senate Democrats invoke the mob’s attempt to disrupt our country’s norms, rules, and institutions as a justification to discard our norms, rules, and institutions themselves.
“A year ago today, the Senate did not bend or break. We stuck together, stood strong, gaveled back in, and did our job. Senators should not be trying to exploit this anniversary to damage the Senate in a different way from within.”
“A year ago today, the Senate did not bend or break. We stuck together, stood strong, gaveled back in, and did our job. Senators should not be trying to exploit this anniversary to damage the Senate in a different way from within.” @LeaderMcConnell https://t.co/3wouTWDJW7— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) January 6, 2022
Thursday's speeches also exposed the Democrats' hypocrisy when it comes to their support of law enforcement. Democrats (rightfully) praised the heroic actions of law enforcement on January 6th, but they spent 2020 broadly condemning law enforcement, even while they were being attacked in riots and unrest across the country.
I look forward to Kamala condemning all those who attacked police and looted businesses. We must be for equal justice under the law but today’s Democrats want politically motivated justice which is wrong.— Rick Scott (@ScottforFlorida) January 6, 2022
Billy Evans of MA— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 6, 2022
Gunther Hashida of VA
Howie Liebengood of VA
Brian Sicknick of NJ
Jeffrey Smith of IL
We remember our emergency responders who have died in the days and months after January 6th. We mourn their loss. We honor their limitless heroism.
A year after the Jan. 6 insurrection, our hearts remain heavy as we think of law enforcement officers who lost their lives or suffered injuries. It's due to their bravery that we were able to facilitate a peaceful transition of power. We are so grateful.— Senator Amy Klobuchar (@SenAmyKlobuchar) January 6, 2022
Finally, Democrats' complaints of intimidation and doxxing of Demcrat elections officials fell on deaf ears after the Left participated in widespread doxxing of conservatives, including RNLA members. Intimidation of all forms is bad and should not be tolerated.
Intimidation of all forms is bad and should not be tolerated. https://t.co/ENNL6X7gGs— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) January 6, 2022
Questions still remain about why the riot breached the Capitol Building—but Democrats are more concerned with promoting their radical agenda than finding answers to those questions.