The worst of America? What we saw live on television Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 was chaos and anarchy and more horrifying was the desecration of the United States Capitol building and what it is.
Thousands of people, waving American flags and Trump banners, descended on the nation’s capital to support the president, protest the outcome of the presidential election, unrealistically believing there would be a way to stop the authorization of the last election, making Joe Biden, president-elect.
Frustration with the alleged fraud and other voting irregularities exploded into violence, disrespect of our system – and lawbreaking. Worst of all, one non-violent, young woman was shot and killed, reportedly by a law enforcer’s bullet.
All of it is an historic ink blot, a national disgrace.
If those protesters thought they were going to change the outcome of the presidential election with a march and mayhem, or by storming the Capitol, they were beyond wrong! After the noise and tear gas dissipated, the Senate reported back and the votes were counted.
“Criminal behavior will never dominate the United States Congress,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as they prepared to vote and certify the results of the November election.