Democratic Congressman Likens Capitol Riot To Pearl Harbor


Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) likened the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, during which more than 2,000 U.S. soldiers were killed and the country was dragged into World War II. “January 6th is a day like that,” Cohen said during a Wednesday interview with CNN host Chris Cuomo. “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,” he continued. “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.” “When [Trump] said you won’t have a country, he was saying the blacks, the Jews, the minorities, the gays, they’re going to be in charge, and you, the white, straight evangelicals here with me today, your country will not be yours. You will not have a country,” Cohen later added.

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