What Happened on January 6

Source: National Review
by Kevin D Williamson

“What happened on January 6 of last year? In one sense, it is simple: Donald Trump refused to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election, told many fantastical lies about the election and repeated the fantastical lies of others, and instructed a mob of his supporters to march on the Capitol and ‘fight,’ to make what he frankly described as a show of force — which they did. What happened was not a peaceful protest with a few rowdy elements. … In another sense, what happened on January 6 is not simple. The riot at the Capitol commands the attention of the public, the media, and the Democrats, because it is dramatic and therefore makes for good entertainment and good campaign fodder alike. And, as is so often the case, it is the less-important aspect of the story — the sideshow — that takes center stage in the public mind.” (01/06/22)