‘How Do You Fix a Broken Democracy?’ Don Lemon Criticizes Those Comparing Summer Riots and Jan. 6

CNN host Don Lemon on Tuesday criticized those comparing last summer’s riots to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The New Day segment was about a U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Chutkan, during sentencing of a Jan. 6 rioter to 45 days in jail, saying that “To compare the actions of people around the country protesting, mostly peacefully, for civil rights, to a violent mob seeking to overthrow the lawfully elected government is a false equivalency and downplays the very real danger that the crowd on Jan. 6 posed to our democracy.”

After reading that quote, co-host John Berman mentioned that another federal judge, Trevor McFadden, said while sentencing another Jan. 6 rioter, “The U.S. Attorney’s Office would have
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