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WATCH: Ex-Republican Strategist Matthew Dowd Explains Why 1/6 Was Worse Than 9/11


Horrific occasions usually have the impact of unifying the nation. The assaults on 9/11 was a very good instance of this. Regardless of the heavy partisanship of 2001, George W. Bush had a 90% approval fee quickly after.

1/6 was one other horrifying occasion in American historical past. However the nation definitely hasn’t come collectively since. And that, Matthew Dowd says, is why the January riot was worse than the 2001 assaults.

The previous Republican strategist made the feedback throughout a Tuesday night time look on Pleasure Reid’s present. The host began, “It looks like issues have gotten worse since January sixth. I keep in mind studying the studies when Trump ran for workplace he impressed a uptick in violent white nationalism. The chatter was that is our man. He’s gone now. Even with out his presence every day on social media we now have members of congress overtly paling round with individuals who marched in Charlottesville.”

Dowd responded, “I completely agree, I feel it’s a lot worse than on January sixth, a lot worse than it was in November. A lot worse after January sixth. A part of the issue is as a result of there’s been no accountability it’s given permission to do extra of this. Not solely it’s given permission to only common individuals who would possibly do loopy issues, it’s allowed the Republicans simply to proceed this large lie that they’ve pushed throughout.”

The visitor concluded:

“To me, although there was much less lack of life on January 6, January 6 was worse than 9/11 as a result of it’s continued to tear our nation aside and provides permission for individuals to pursue autocratic means. And so, I feel we’re at a a lot worse place than we’ve been, and as I’ve stated to you earlier than, I feel we’re in probably the most perilous time limit since 1861 and the arrival of the Civil Battle.”