At his post-summit press conference in Geneva after he had met with President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Russian leader Vladimir Putin stopped sounding like the president of his nation and more like many member of the Republican Party.
Asked by a reporter about his attempts to destroy dissenting opinions in his country, Putin immediately referenced the January 6 Capitol insurrection:
Close your eyes and you could almost hear congressional Republicans saying the very same thing by trying to minimize what took place earlier this year. It’s almost as if Putin and the GOP are using the same talking points.
And that’s exactly what it sounded like to former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi, who told MSNBC host Ari Melber:
The words from Putin are also eerily reminiscent of what is being preached night and day on Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News: That the rioters were the good guys who had a legitimate reason to storm the seat of government on the very day Congress was convened to declare Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States.
For example, on Tuesday evening, Fox host Tucker Carlson suggested that the Capitol riots had been organized by the FBI as a way to quash the pro-Trump movement in the United States.
So what, you may ask, is the difference between the Kremlin and the GOP? Well, one is working to destroy the United States from afar while the other does it right here at home while falsely claiming they’re interested in democracy.