George W. Bush made it clear that the domestic terrorists that some Republicans love are like the 9/11 hijackers.
George W. Bush connects GOP domestic terrorists and 9/11 attackers, "There's disdainful pluralism and disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit." pic.twitter.com/PlmUhwyhP1
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 11, 2021
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Former President Bush said, “Many Americans struggled toÂ understand why an enemy wouldÂ hate us with such zeal. Security measures incorporatedÂ into our lives are both sourcesÂ of comfort and reminders of ourÂ vulnerability, and we have seenÂ growing evidence that theÂ dangers to our country can come not only across borders but from the violence that gathers within.Â There is little cultural overlapÂ between violent extremistsÂ abroad and violent extremists atÂ home, but then there’sÂ disdainful pluralism andÂ disregard for human life, inÂ their determination to defileÂ national symbols, they areÂ children of the same foul spirit, and it is our continuing duty toÂ confront them.”
Former President Bush wasn’t wrong. It is interesting that he chose 9/11 to take a public stand against the direction that the party that he used to lead is moving in.
Republicans have embraced domestic extremism and domestic terrorism. The 9/11 hijackers wanted to attack the Capitol. The 1/6 terrorists did attack the Capitol. They both had the same goal of doing harm to America and damaging democracy.
Both remain threats to America and must be stopped.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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