Fox anchor Bret Baier raised eyebrows on Wednesday during an appearance on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ during which he claimed that that the January 6th Capitol riot was a ‘dark day’ for the US.
Baier went on to compare the events of January 6th to those of 1876.
As The Hill reports:
Baier appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Wednesday to promote his new book on former President Ulysses S. Grant, which opens with the Jan. 6 riot in 2021.
“And in 1876, which was really the climax of this book, Grant as president makes a grand bargain and holds the country together as an election is contested. Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina refuse to move electors up, so he does this grand bargain with Republicans and Democrats to hold everything together.”
Baier likened that post-Civil War crisis in American electoral politics to the 2020 presidential election, which he said was “another election where there were people very upset about it.”
“And that moment, that chaos, that dark day up in Washington is similar to what we saw in 1876,” Baier said.
The Capitol attack instigated former President Trump’s second impeachment trial which resulted in a second acquittal.