Of all the potential symbols to extract from the burning of Notre Dame on Monday, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) has chosen the worst possible one: the Trump presidency “torching the entire structure of government.”
The fact that a human achievement that took a century to build can be burnt away in a few hours is such a horrible metaphor for democracy in 2019.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) April 15, 2019
For centuries, Notre Dame Cathedral has withstood wars, revolutions, and the test of time. It is a symbol of faith & a testament to history. And even as our hearts break to see it burn today during the holiest week of the year for Catholics, I have faith that it will rise again.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 15, 2019
I still remember the beauty of an Easter Mass I attended at Notre Dame cathedral some twenty years ago. Dreadful to see such destruction at one of the world’s most wondrous places.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) April 15, 2019
Watching the Notre-Dame Cathedral burning on Easter week. A tragedy for Paris, the Church and the world. 700 years of history. Such a sacred and beautiful place.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) April 15, 2019