The Trump Mob That Stormed the Capitol

The Trump Mob That Stormed the Capitol

Joan Walsh and Eric Foner weigh in on one of the worst days in the history of American democracy.

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Wednesday was one of the worst days in the history of American democracy—Joan Walsh comments on the Trump mob that stormed the Capitol, the Capitol Police who didn’t arrest them, the Republicans who continue to stand by Trump—and the Republicans who don’t.

And Eric Foner provides historical context for the day’s events in Washington, and also for the victories in the Georgia Senate races.

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