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George Bush Delights Democrats, Infuriates MAGA World With Veiled Jan. 6, 9/11 Comparison

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"There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home," Bush said. "It is our continuing duty to confront them."
On the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack in the U.S., former President George W. Bush warned of danger from domestic terrorists, delighting Democrats and infuriating supporters of former President Donald Trump.

"We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come, not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within," Bush said in a speech marking the anniversary at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

"There is little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home," he said. "But in their disdain for pluralism, in their disregard for human life, in their determination to defile national symbols, they are children of the same foul spirit."

"And it is our continuing duty to confront them," Bush added.

Bush's veiled remarks came eight months after violent rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6 in an effort to disrupt Congress certifying President Joe Biden's election win, and just days after Attorney General Merrick Garland warned that the threat from homegrown violent extremist groups, particularly white supremacists, has grown to a level "higher than it ever was."

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