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The Capitol Insurrection Was Decades In The Making

“If you actually believe the election was stolen, taking to the streets in protest and even rioting very quickly becomes a rational behavior.”
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: A U.S. Capitol Police vehicle drives through a gate in the eight-foot tall steel fence topped with concertina razor wire that circles the U.S. Capitol January 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. ... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 29: A U.S. Capitol Police vehicle drives through a gate in the eight-foot tall steel fence topped with concertina razor wire that circles the U.S. Capitol January 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. The temporary fencing was built following the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Donald Trump supporters that left five people dead and scores injured. In a statement Thursday, U.S. Capitol Police acting Chief Yogananda Pittman said a permanent perimeter fence should be built, among other recommendations. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 29, 2021 3:34 p.m.

Today, our politics is haunted by the specter of violence. 

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