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Double standard can be seen

To the Journal editor:

Here is a quote from Jeffrey Prusi from his letter to the Mining Journal that ran Jan. 22:

“What happened on January 6, 2021 is mainly on Donald Trump’s shoulders. The seditious riots in Washington, D.C. on January 6th are to be blamed on his incitement to riot rallies. Every elected official who knowingly perpetuated these lies is unfit for public office”

From this rhetoric, I assume this should also apply to Nancy Pelosi.

From The Washington Post January 15:

Democrats were for occupying capitols before they were against it

Politics and Public Opinion Elections Executive Branch Legislature

“Thousands of protesters rushed to the … Capitol Wednesday night, forcing their way through doors, crawling through windows and jamming corridors.”

That is how one newspaper described the storming of the Capitol — not the one in Washington last week, but the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., a decade ago.

Back then, thousands of pro-union activists — many bused in from out of state — rampaged through the historic building in an effort to stop a vote on collective bargaining reform legislation. So, when I saw the images of a pro-Trump mob rampaging through the U.S. Capitol last week, my first thought was: What is Scott Walker thinking right now?

“It’s like I’m having PTSD from a decade ago,” the former Republican governor of Wisconsin texted me.

Most conservatives have condemned the right-wing mob that assaulted the U.S. Capitol. But 10 years ago, Democrats embraced the left-wing mob that occupied the state capitol in Madison.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) praised the occupiers for an “impressive show of democracy in action” and tweeted as they assaulted the Capitol that she continued “to stand in solidarity” with the union activists. In other words, Democrats were for occupying capitols before they were against it.

I ask, why isn’t Nancy Pelosi being impeached? When cities were burned, 40 people killed, many businesses destroyed, billions of dollars in damages. Where is the outrage from the left?

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