Pundits have extensively interpreted former President George W. Bush’s Saturday remarks to be a condemnation of contributors in final January’s Capitol Riot. However current information brings different prospects. Final weekend Mr. Bush stated at a 9/11 memorial service for the heroes of Flight 93:
And we have now seen rising proof that the hazards to our nation can come not solely throughout borders, however from violence that gathers inside. There’s little cultural overlap between violent extremists overseas and violent extremists at dwelling. However of their disdain for pluralism, of their disregard for human life, of their dedication to defile nationwide symbols, they’re kids of the identical foul spirit. And it’s our persevering with responsibility to confront them.
Monday’s column noted that Byron York is amongst these decoding the remarks as an endorsement of the concept “that an equivalence exists between the plane-hijacking, murderous terrorists of Sept. 11, 2001, and the Capitol rioters of Jan. 6, 2021 — a comparability that has no foundation in reality however has completed a lot to bitter the nationwide debate.”
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