January 6 should’ve moderated the GOP. It did the opposite.

Posted on AllSides January 6th, 2022
From The Left
politics, January 6, Capitol Chaos, Republican Party
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I remember watching the assault on the US Capitol last January in a state of complete disbelief. Even today, a year later, it’s hard to believe that it actually happened.

But I also remember thinking, once the shock of that day subsided, that the insurrection would be a transformative moment for the Republican Party. It simply had to be. The election lies, the inflammatory rhetoric, the misinformation — it all led to the violence that day. And if that wasn’t enough, the fact that people were marching through the Capitol building chanting “hang Mike Pence”...

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