- CNN’s Anderson Cooper Compares Capitol Hill Riot To 800,000 Murdered In Rwandan Genocide
by Ryan Saavedra, www.DailyWire.com
CNN host Anderson Cooper compared the rioters who were involved in the breach of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6 to people who were involved in carrying out the Rwandan genocide in 1994 — a catastrophic event that saw approximately 800,000 people slaughtered in the span of just a couple of months.
“Part of it, I think, just based on what you were just saying, it comes to mind, the idea of otherizing people is something I think we saw a lot of over the last four years. I mean, certainly we’ve seen a lot over the last decades, but it’s so easy to otherize people, to make people other than, other than American, other than patriotic, other than human,” Cooper said to a nodding Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a frequent critic of Donald Trump. “You know, and we’ve seen it in Bosnia, we’ve seen it in Rwanda, where radio was telling people that you know, Hutus, were telling the radio listeners that Tutsi were cockroaches for you know, getting them ginned up for genocide.”
“And you see it in in these videos where people who claim they are patriots are in the face of a police officer calling him you know, as we’re seeing it right there and and you know, gouging out of the eye of one, you know, squeezing one in, you know, a suffocating one in a doorway,” he continued.