Democrats from President Joe Biden on down spent the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot exposing themselves as cynical frauds.
The biggest prize goes to Vice President Kamala Harris, who put the outrage on a par with Pearl Harbor and 9/11 — truly historic hinges of history that saw thousands of Americans killed in acts of war.
No: The rioters outrageously sought to prevent the peaceful transfer of presidential power under the US Constitution, but their actions are still a historical footnote compared to those dark days.
Biden was nearly as bad, invoking “what our country fought for at Lexington and Concord, at Gettysburg and Omaha Beach, Seneca Falls, Selma, Alabama.” The only rational parts of his speech were the passages slamming ex-President Donald Trump, whose denialism over the 2020 election — including his exhortations to the crowd that produced the rioters — remains an obscene disgrace.
But none of it has a darn thing to do with the bill Biden & Co. pretend is the best response to the riots. That measure simply aims to (unconstitutionally!) federalize election law in ways Democrats believe would favor them.
Sorry: The answer to Trump’s big lie is not to tell lies of your own. Once again, Biden merely deepened the national divide he claims he wants to heal.