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NY State rep sparks outrage for comparing capitol riots to 9/11

New York State Representative John Liu is responding to the anger ignited by his tweet calling the capitol riots worse than 9/11.

“Seeing the Twin Towers crumble is no longer the most frightening moment of my life,” he tweeted on Wednesday.

That tweet sparked an immediate backlash.

“Tell that to the families of those who died that day. And to the men and women still suffering, being killed by the Global War on Terror as a result of that day. Truly shameful,” said one.

“This is an interesting take. it says so much about you. now, none of it is good. but it’s interesting,” said another.

“Come on, was your breakfast really that bad?” asked a third.

Liu explained his remarks to the New York Post.

“My tweet was an emotional response that failed to provide a fuller context and was not meant in any disrespect, especially to those who died on 9/11 and their families,” Liu said, adding, “9/11 is by far the most horrific and outrageous thing I’ve witnessed.

“What happened on that day 20 years ago was by far the most horrific thing I saw in my life and can’t be compared, but watching on TV the American people’s house be attacked — not by terrorists but by other Americans — was frightening,” he added.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Actually there is somewhat of a connection between 9/11 and the Capitol riot. On 9/11, Flight 93, was thought to have as it’s final destination a crash landing into the Capitol, after another plane hit the Pentagon. Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Thomas Burnett, and other passengers rushed the cockpit, bringing the plane down in a Pennsylvania field, thus protecting the Capitol and it’s inhabitants. In that instance, everyday Americans gave their lives to defend the Capitol. in last Wednesday’s, they broke in, rioted and vandalized it. Sad.

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