The Washington Post reports that many people who worked at the U.S. Capitol have left their jobs because they were traumatized by the events of January 6. Among those who have quit are an unspecified number of congressional staffers. The few staffers cited by the Post all worked for Democratic members.
How many staffers were injured on January 6? I believe the answer is zero. Yet, the Post describes the staffers who haven’t quit as “soldiering on.” Should we give them medals?
If folks who work for liberal members of Congress really are as fragile and fainthearted as the Post makes them out to be, I consider that good news.
Some Capitol police officers were attacked and injured. It’s understandable that some within that group were traumatized to the point that they have resigned.
However, five dozen Secret Service officers and agents were injured by a mob near the White House during BLM protests in late May 2020. How many of them resigned?
We don’t know because media organs like the Post have never, to my knowledge, said. These news outlets don’t care. Their entire focus was on the supposed outrage of clearing the way for President Trump to make his way from the White House to a nearby church. Apparently, Trump should have holed up in the White House until the protesters finally tired of hanging out on Pennsylvania Avenue.
And what about police officers throughout America who have been attacked by BLM protesters? What about the ones who have had to cope with the invasion, and even the burning of, police stations? How many of them have resigned as a result?
To my knowledge, the Post has never addressed that question. It’s a pertinent one, though, because police officers perform far more important services than random congressional staffers.
They protect the public from violent crime, a surging phenomenon in America these days. And it won’t be easy to replace cops who resign from police forces that are under attack, not just literally from thugs but also figuratively from Democratic politicians.
By contrast, I imagine it’s easy to replace congressional staffers. If there’s any reluctance on the part of young left-liberals to take open jobs on the staffs of the leftists members cited by the Post as having lost people due to events of January 6 — Mary Gay Scanlon (the recent victim of a carjacking), Sheila Jackson Lee, and David Cicilline — the Post doesn’t mention it. I doubt there is any.
As we approach January 6 of this year, we can expect more articles like the one I discuss here. The events of last January 6 were serious and bad. The perpetrators should be, and are being, punished. If necessary, Capitol security should be enhanced to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.
But the efforts of Democrats and their lefty media allies to convert January 6 into something like a national day of mourning, while studiously ignoring comparable or worse violence by BLM and Antifa that rocked city after city in 2020, is laughable.