Biden cites Jan. 6 as impetus for Putin’s war on Ukraine 

by mcardinal

Chris Lange, FISM News


Democrats appear to be floating a new narrative that Russia’s war on Ukraine is somehow linked to the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot.

Following his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Biden told a crowd at a University of Wisconsin-Superior campus that Russian President Vladimir Putin was emboldened to wage his brutal military campaign against Ukraine after witnessing the events of Jan. 6, 2020. The president also falsely claimed the protesters killed five police officers.

 “Vladimir Putin was counting on being able to split up the United States,” Biden said. “’Look, how would you feel if you saw crowds storm and break down the doors of the British Parliament and kill five cops, injure 145? Or the German Bundestag or the Italian Parliament?” he asked. “I think you’d wonder. Well, that’s what the rest of the world saw. It’s not who we are. And now, we’re proving under pressure that we are not that country,” he continued. “We’re united. And folks, that’s how we were able to make sure we kept Europe united and the free world united.”

Biden had been in Wisconsin to tout his administration’s infrastructure bill and historic nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. His bizarre reference to Jan. 6 marked the second time in under a week that a Democratic leader attempted to link the event to the Russian-Ukrainian war.

On Monday, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) compared his failed legislative effort to limit free political speech, introduced on the one-year-anniversary of the Jan. 6 protest, to Ukrainians bravely fighting against the Kremlin’s brutal attempt to overthrow their democratically elected government which has extended to include shocking attacks on Ukrainian citizens.

“Now, if folks wonder why I’m so passionate about this, I think one of the reasons is because our democracy has been under attack right here in our home country as well,” Inslee said at a Monday press conference organized to announce the end of indoor mask requirements.

 “Our democracy was attacked on January 6. Our democracy is still under attack by those who continue to allege lies about our election results,” Inslee continued before suggesting that former President Donald Trump failed to provide needed assistance to Ukraine, though Russia’s invasion occurred more than two years after Trump left office.

“The people of Ukraine were denied, at one point, assistance because of the defeated president that led to his first impeachment. So I guess what I’m saying is, I respect what the people of the Ukraine are doing on behalf of democracy because we’re fighting for it too, here in the state of Washington.”

Following his announcement on ending the mask mandates, Inslee was asked by a reporter if he planned to give up the COVID-19 emergency powers he has held onto for more than two years. He responded by again lashing out at Republicans and the former president.

“They’ve (Republicans) always wanted to follow Donald Trump – that’s the central problem here – who first said this [COVID-19] was going to be over by Easter,” Inslee snapped. “And the Republicans in this state have followed him and continue to follow him. And continue to refuse to stand up to his coup attempt,” he added.