Don’t Politicians Say the Darndest Things?

Why is that? And which ones do they mean? Just a little quiz.

Gippolito Ndp

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This won’t be like the quizzes you remember from high school … a little more fun and you won’t be graded on it. Still, the underlying theme is a little thing called democracy, which remains important.

Here we go.

Who gave the following quotes and tweets (tiny hints given, answers at the end):

a. A Republican Congresswoman re: Jan 6, 2021 on that very day

‘This is truly a tragic day for America. I fully condemn the dangerous violence and destruction that occurred today at the United States Capitol. Americans have a Constitutional right to protest and freedom of speech, but violence in any form is absolutely unacceptable and anti-American. The perpetrators of this un-American violence and destruction must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.’

‘The perpetrators of this un-American violence and destruction must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Thank you to the United States Capitol Police, all law enforcement, the National Guard and the bipartisan professional staff of the United States Capitol for protecting the People’s House and the American people.’

b. A Republican Congresswoman re: Jan 6 rioters, in January 2024 when asked if they should be held responsible for their actions

‘I have concerns about the treatment of Jan. 6 hostages.’

c. A Republican Congressman re: January 6, 2021 in a speech on the House floor a week later

‘The President bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.’

‘These facts require immediate actions by President Trump: Accept his share of responsibility. Quell the brewing unrest. And ensure President-Elect Biden is able to successfully begin his term.’

‘What we saw last week was not the American way. Neither is the continued rhetoric that…

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Gippolito Ndp

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