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Eric Swalwell Compares Capitol Hill Riots To 9/11, Trump To Bin Laden

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During an interview Tuesday with PBS NewsHour, Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell said that President Trump is responsible for the riot last week on Capitol Hill in the same way that Osama bin Laden was responsible for 9/11.

"Osama Bin Laden did not enter US soil on September 11, but it was widely acknowledged that he was responsible for inspiring the attack on our country and the president, with his words, using the word fight."


"That is hate speech that inspired and radicalized people to storm the Capitol," he said. "I’m comparing the words of an individual who would incite and radicalize somebody as Osama Bin Laden did to what President Trump did. You don’t actually have to commit the violence yourself but if you call others to violence that itself is a crime."
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