Sunday, September 12, 2021

Capitol riot worse for America than 9/11, says failed Florida Democratic congressional candidate

Pam Keith, a former Democratic candidate for Congress, reflected on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by saying the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has replaced it as the worst day in recent U.S. history.

Supporters of former President Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.

Ms. Keith, who unsuccessfully ran as a Democrat in the 2020 race to represent Florida's 18th Congressional District, accordingly faced criticism from other Twitter users for describing Jan. 6 as worse than Sept. 11.

"Actually, scratch that. They deserve peace and comfort today. Leave them alone." Elisha Krauss, a host for the Washington Examiner Newsmaker series, responded to the tweet from Ms. Keith by replying: "Not. Even. Comparable." "Congratulations: You just proved you're an idiot," radio host Adam Clanton said in a tweet to Ms. Keith.

Ms. Keith is a U.S. Navy veteran and the executive director of Fight 4 Florida's Future, a Democratic voter engagement group.

The riot at the Capitol building disrupted a joint session of Congress held to certify the Electoral College votes affirming President Biden's victory over former President Trump in the November 2020 election.

Hundreds of Americans have been federally charged with crimes related to the Capitol riot. 

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