Will America’s Fever Break After the Pro-Trump Siege of the Capitol?

Will America’s Fever Break After the Pro-Trump Siege of the Capitol?
Supporters of President Donald Trump outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington as it was stormed by a pro-Trump mob, Jan. 6, 2021 (AP photo by Jose Luis Magana).

By now, you will have already seen the endless stream of scenes from the violent breach of the Capitol building on Wednesday by extremist supporters of President Donald Trump. There was the guy belaying down the wall from the Senate gallery, and the police with guns drawn in congressional chambers. There was the guy strolling through the halls of Congress with a huge Confederate flag. This is the new iconography of America’s 240-year experiment with democracy. Expect to see more of it. Only moments before those scenes unfolded, the good gentleman from Kentucky, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, struck […]

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