It’s time for both sides to take equal doses of medicine.
America is celebrating a new president and a new spirit of unity and candor. President Joe Biden’s message of a nation united clearly resonated with voters leading to his electoral mandate.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy clearly heard the will of the voters and his recent comments laying blame for the attack on the U.S. Capitol on all political sides is clear evidence of this.
“I also think everybody across this country has some responsibility,” McCarthy told a reporter.
And he’s right. Everybody is equally to blame, regardless of political ideology.
President Donald Trump was rightly condemned for promoting election falsehoods, and rallying his supporters by whipping them into a frenzy.
But thus far, Biden and his political allies within the Democratic Party have eluded their fair share of the blame.
Biden was instrumental in pushing Trump supporters to overturn the results of the election. Biden incessantly made arguments that could only be interpreted as a deep-seated desire to keep himself out of the White House.
Similarly, key Democratic figures like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, along with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, constantly advocated for throwing out Democratic votes in this most recent election.
These opinions were clearly responsible for whipping up the Capitol attack frenzy, and as McCarthy so brilliantly articulated, are deserving of as much — if not more — criticism as Trump.
It is a new day in a new America, one where everyone must do their patriotic duty and share the equal blame for what has occured.
Only then can true national healing begin.