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Letter to the Editor: Response

September 2, 2021 at 3:15 a.m. | Updated September 2, 2021 at 3:15 a.m.

TO THE EDITOR:

A recent letter to the editor took issue with S.E. Cupp and her column, comparing the Jan 6th riots to the Sept 11th terrorist attacks. He cited the many deaths that occurred during that attack. He's right, many people died that day. And when it was over, Americans came together as one. When Jan 6th occurred, many right-wing Americans brushed it off. They tried to blame ANTIFA, or applauded the carnage happening in their nation's capital. Five people died that day and 138 police officers were injured while Donald Trump sat back and loved every minute of it. No one, not even his own daughter, could get him to call it off.

He states the well-worn, "well, the George Floyd riots were worse." Perhaps. But the Floyd riots didn't threaten our democracy and weren't incited by the President of the United States. They were about social justice, not the rantings of a deranged man.

The writer stated that there was no looting or fires. I beg to differ. They entered the Capitol and stole documents and computers. That's looting. He said no privately-owned businesses were destroyed. True. Just our democracy and way of life were threatened. The only thing that stopped these thugs from destroying it, were the brave men and women of the Capitol Police, who were insulted and called, "actors" by the right.

Then the writer goes off into fantasy land, accusing Nancy Pelosi and the Capitol Police of inviting the terrorist in. What a crock. What purpose would that serve? Was she trying to make the President look bad? Why? He'd already lost the election. And where did you get that Pelosi bailed out ANTIFA and BLM members? One America News?

If Donald Trump had not acted like a spoiled brat and accepted the election that everybody said was free and fair, he might have gone down in history as a pretty decent President. But instead, because of his action on January 6th, the riot will be his legacy. And I am going to make sure Americans never forget it.

Randy Mauldin

Texarkana, Arkansas

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