Ron Hart, the uncredentialed "guest columnist" on June 10 (See “My mid-year review”) claimed with regard to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot that the riot involved "a few overzealous protesters in Braveheart paint monkeying with Nancy Pelosi’s podium."
Hogwash. Here is the truth:
• Five people died either shortly before, during, or after the event. One was shot by Capitol Police, one died of a drug overdose, and three succumbed to natural causes.
• More than 140 people were injured in the storming.
Would Mr. Hart have called it "monkeying" if his family members had been among the dead or injured?
The Jan. 6 storming was not an insurrection, not a civil war, not a national catastrophe. But neither was it merely "overzealous protesters." It was a deadly riot.
Mr. Hart's twisting of reality for political purposes is disgusting. Such callous disregard for life and limb marks his comments as being beneath considering, let alone accepting.
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