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Two Years After An Explosion Of Rage And Fear

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 6: Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 6: Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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January 6, 2023 11:00 a.m.

It is two years later.

I was there that day and addressing what happened has been a major part of my life ever since. On the ground at the Capitol, it was instantly apparent how deadly it could have been and how dangerous it was for the country. It was also unmistakably organized.

In the weeks and months after the attack, I focused on doing all I could to expose the highest levels of that coordination. Even as I busied myself, I could feel how much the experience of being there had shaken me. In recent years, I have covered a lot of political violence. That comes with a gnawing worry about the state and stability of our country, but January 6 added something else.

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