Jan 06, 2022
By Gavin Day
It’s been one year since the images of the U.S. Capitol building under siege were seen around the world.
The images were shocking. The country that sees itself as a “shining city on a hill” was, instead, starting to burn.
President Joe Biden and other politicians will mark the one-year anniversary of the Capitol Hill insurrection today as the debate rages on over the incident.
For some, it was seen as the culmination of the hate-filled and violent rhetoric of former President Donald Trump and his supporters.
His supporters, meanwhile, downplay the events of that day. Trump supporters and followers of the conspiracy group Q Anon tried to disrupt the certification process of President Joe Biden’s win.
They, of course, failed in their efforts. More than 700 people were also arrested after the events of that day that’s been called an assault on democracy.