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The Far Right Is Livid AF After Conservative Newspaper Compared Capitol Rioters To Al Qaeda

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The Washington Examiner is a traditionally right-leaning publication. However, on Monday, they published an op-ed by a conservative commentator, Kevin Carroll, in which he said the capitol rioters needed to be held accountable.

He went even further, calling them 'domestic terrorists' and drawing parallels with the radicalization of Al Qaeda insurgents, and arguing for similar tactics against America's homegrown version of right-wing extremism.

Carroll stated:

"We saw five dead in the Jan. 6 attempted coup d'etat. We saw possible assassination plots against both former Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi."
"I woke up in my Manhattan apartment as a Wall Street law firm associate on Sept. 12, 2001, worrying how America could stop the next attack. I woke up as a combat veteran in my suburban Washington, D.C., house on Jan. 7, 2021, equally worried"

Of course, the MAGAverse pounced on Carroll and The Washington Examiner.

Former Breitbart editor Raheem Kassam tweeted:

Jordan Schachtel, who had written for The Washington Examiner previously, had this to say:

Many others in the MAGAverse felt similarly.



Some rooted their outrage in what the United States did during the height of the "war on terror."



President Biden is going to have his work cut out for him to combat right-wing extremism in the United States after four years of having it tacitly approved and enabled.