Just a day after Joe Biden made disparaging remarks about Trump supporters overseas, the White House has taken their narrative surrounding the events of January 6th to a whole new level.
As the Republicans continue to downplay the attempted insurrection of that fateful day, the Democrats are performing the perfunctory, Newtonian response: Equal and opposite. Some in the GOP have likened the event to “tourism”, prompting the liberals to escalate the situation even further.
The White House on Tuesday released a report that designates the Jan. 6 Capitol riot a “domestic terrorist attack” and endorses an internet purge of “extremist” content.
The description is likely to draw stiff disagreement from allies of former President Donald Trump who say that the riot, which disrupted certification of President Biden’s victory, has been used to facilitate political censorship.
The Biden administration report also calls for beefed-up cooperation between the feds and private internet companies and instructs the Justice Department to review whether to request a new anti-domestic terrorism law.
Given that those who are being targeted are largely supporters of former President Donald Trump, the move could be seen as an attempt to “cancel” an entire political movement – something that certainly won’t be an easy pill to swallow for a nation built on the idea of freedom.
The report puts the Capitol insurrection in the same category as the Oklahoma City bombing.
The Capitol riot is described as an example of domestic terrorism alongside the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, which killed an estimated 75 to 300 people, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168.
“Domestic terrorist attacks in the United States also have been committed frequently by those opposing our government institutions. In 1995, in the largest single act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history, an anti–government violent extremist detonated a bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people – including 19 children – and injuring hundreds of others,” the report says.
We can only imagine that a stern response is brewing somewhere within the inner circle of former President Trump.
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