Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) compared the unrest at the Capitol on Wednesday to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that led to the U.S. entrance into World War II.
“President Franklin Roosevelt set a day aside that will live in infamy,” Schumer said. “Unfortunately, we can now add January 6, 2021, to that very short list of dates in American history that will live forever in infamy.”
Members of Congress reconvened Wednesday evening after a tumultuous day in which apparent supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the seat of the legislative branch. Schumer earlier released an official statement about the turmoil:
It is very, very difficult to put into words what has transpired today. I have never lived through or even imagined an experience like the one we have just witnessed in this Capitol. President Franklin Roosevelt set aside Dec. 7, 1941, as a day that will live in infamy. Unfortunately, we can now add Jan. 6, 2021, to that