Hating Trump is no excuse for comparing 1/6 to 9/11

Source: The Hill
by Joe Concha

“‘I’d like to see Jan. 6 burned into the American mind as firmly as 9/11.’ So said George Will on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday, in what is a growing chorus by super-serious people in political media pushing a super-insulting comparison between the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and the 9/11 attacks that occurred almost 20 years ago. … Yep, that’s right: George Will — once one of the most respected political pundits on television — is pushing for a 1/6 commission. Making that argument on its own, without evoking 9/11, is fine, a subject reasonably open to rigorous debate. But to somehow tie Sept. 11 as a reasonable comparison is patently offensive …. Of course, Will doesn’t mention that maybe, just maybe, there’s a political motivation for such a commission, as it would thrust Trump to center stage once again.” (06/03/21)