Historian throws ‘Holocaust’ comparison in the mix in feverish effort to memorialize Jan 6

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MSNBC played backup to Vice President Kamala Harris on the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and had woke Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley on who equated the event to the Holocaust, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11 evoking widespread outrage.

Brinkley proclaimed to MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin that there is irrefutable “proof” of what happened on Jan. 6. He then evoked the Holocaust. Minor details such as the government and authorities not releasing the full “proof” of what happened that day did not seem to give the professor pause.

“But we have film footage of what happened on January 6th, and we have proof,” Brinkley asserted during an MSNBC panel discussion. “Dwight Eisenhower during World War II made sure all the Holocaust camps were filmed. So we’ve got the film footage, so we’re combating the conspiracy theorists, deniers, and some, you know, Trumpeteers.”

“But what my worry is what do we call this and make sure we honor this day, this dark-stained day every year. So we’ve got to keep saying January 6th. I think it is like December 7th Pearl Harbor it is like the 9/11 tragedy, and we also need to not be afraid to call it the Trump Insurrection of January 6th because, in the end, all roads to what went wrong that day lead to Donald Trump’s ill behavior, his anti-democratic stance he took, the Big Lie, after the presidential election tallies came in. And Joe Biden had won by millions of votes,” he asserted.

Thousands died in the Pearl Harbor and 9/11 attacks. Millions died in the Holocaust at the hands of the Nazis. One person, an Air Force veteran protester named Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed on Jan. 6. It was not an insurrection or a terrorist attack. And it certainly wasn’t the wholesale slaughter of innocents that the Holocaust was.

He also voiced agreement with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) that history will judge those whom he alleges attempted to minimize the violence that took place during the so-called peaceful transition of power. He nauseatingly praised her as “brave” and as a “true profile in courage” for standing against her party and compared her to “brave Republicans” like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and John McCain.

Brinkley went on to say that Jan. 6 “has to be a crusade that’s every day,” while citing an editorial from The New York Times that declared “every day is Jan. 6.”

The leftist professor then appeared to endorse the Democrat-led effort to federalize elections.

“It’s not just about voting in the United States, but we have to make sure our elections aren’t sabotaged or that there’s not subversion, there’s not sorts of wild-eyed gerrymandering going on behind our backs,” he continued. “Right now, our secretaries of states in different states are under attack, the death threats going on of public officials. So we are in a real neo-civil war, and it’s a battle between democracy versus a kind of nativist authoritarianism.”

“We’ve got to secure free and fair elections. That’s the heart and soul of our democracy. That’s been our great export. We are the world’s oldest democracy. And we don’t defend that, we’re in dark, troubled times,” he added.

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