One Year Since the Capitol Riot

via The Atlantic Magazine – Jan 6th, 2022

It’s been one year since the Capitol riot. American democracy is no safer today than it was that afternoon. 

When the haze cleared, we vowed not to forget. But the attack on American democracy did not end that day. A year later, it has only deepened: The Republican Party, supported by elites who’ve turned against democracy, has put the Big Lie and specious claims of voter fraud at the center of its platform. Now fewer than half of its voters accept the 2020 election results. One year ago, the siege began. Politicians and their staffers ran for cover as the Capitol effectively became a war zone.

At The Atlantic, which has covered the crisis from the start, we devoted our latest issue, plus a slate of stories published today, to the continuing fallout.

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