I graduated from high school in Washington, DC, and worked on the Hill in my twenties. The Capitol can be seen from miles away. It is also a beacon from the first Democracy to the world.
America now looks like one of the banana republics that we created throughout Latin America. Our nation has overthrown many foreign governments using similar assault tactics by mobs.
The red hat insurrection at the Capitol looked like a “color revolution.” The Orange Revolution in Ukraine was encouraged and probably funded by our government. Was the president and his administration complicit in an unconstitutional domestic coup? Why did help arrive hours late?
The Capitol coup almost captured the VP, VP elect, and all of Congress. Would they have been held hostage, or murdered? The constitutional certification of Biden’s election was also at risk.
The violent attack seems to have been organized and coordinated, with the rioters swarming both sides of the Capitol at the same time. They assaulted our House and Senate, and our Democracy. Breaking through windows and doors, they shattered the norm of a peaceful transfer of power. Republicans have a moral responsibility to fix the damage done by their candidate’s supporters.