Scenes of sickening violence at the Capitol open January 6 committee's case against Trump and his insurrectionist conspiracy

Opinion June 10, 2022 News
Scenes of sickening violence at the Capitol open January 6 committee's case against Trump and his insurrectionist conspiracy

From CNN | Politics Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN

Seventeen months fell away in an instant.

The picture of untamed thuggery and fascistic violence unleashed by an authoritarian President abusing his power that was painted by the January 6, 2021, committee's first prime-time hearing Thursday was almost more frightening than when it happened.

The stunning televised event made the clearest, most comprehensive case yet that ex-President Donald Trump concocted a sprawling conspiracy to defy voters' will and steal power based on claims about a stolen election he knew were false.

Making good on its word to produce compelling new evidence, the committee built a clear narrative that Trump's incitement and example directly inspired extremist groups to breach the US Capitol to stage an insurrection.

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