Speaking to a group of Virginia Democrats this past weekend, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello shamefully compared the election of Donald Trump to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a brutal event that resulted in the murder of 3,000 Americans.
Perriello is in a desperate race to the left against Ralph Northam in Virginia’s Democrat gubernatorial primary, and based on this statement and others, Perriello will say or do anything, no matter how outrageous or insulting it is, to try and appease a far-left liberal base. Tom Perriello is too extreme and out-of-touch for Virginia.
“The election of Donald Trump is a little bit like a political and constitutional September 11 for us, to be honest.”
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Former congressman Tom Perriello, a Democratic candidate to be Virginia’s governor, said during a campaign event that he viewed the 2016 election as a “political and constitutional September 11,” according to video footage obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
“The election of Donald Trump was a little bit like, you know, a political and constitutional September 11 for us, if I can be honest,” Perriello told the crowd in Afton, Virginia, during a campaign event last week.
Perriello’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment on the comparison.
Families of victims that died on September 11 lashed out against the absurdity of comparing an election to the attacks.
“My husband died on that day saving lives,” said Carmen Suarez, whose husband was an NYPD officer that was lost in the terror attack. “What did Trump do? He just got elected for President.”
Jim Slevin, president of New York’s firefighters union, said that anybody drawing the parallel between the election and the terror attack “has clearly lost their mind.”