The Democratic mayor of a small town in North Carolina has launched a bid for the U.S. Senate, and he’s cashing in on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot by comparing it to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Sure, that hours-long scene in D.C. was ugly, but really?
Democrat Rett Newton, an Air Force veteran and the mayor of Beaufort on North Carolina’s coast, would like to occupy the seat being vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Richard Burr, The Hill reported.
In a campaign ad the mayor posted to YouTube on Monday, Newton pretended the Capitol riot was in the same ballpark as the attacks on New York’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the scene onboard United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in rural Pennsylvania when brave passengers overpowered Islamist terrorists.
The ad likens former President Donald Trump, his family and his supporters to “domestic terrorists.”