Interview: Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
In the months after the January 6, 2021 insurrection, federal officials arrested and charged hundreds of men and women who had breached the Capitol, including several from here in Illinois. Nevertheless, supporters of former President Trump have downplayed the nature of what happened that day — as they have with the “Big Lie” that President Trump did not in fact lose the election.
We spent our entire show talking about (not only) what happened one year ago today but also what’s happened in the year since and what the future holds for American democracy, beginning with Illinois’ US Senator, Tammy Duckworth. She was in the Capitol complex during the siege last year and is there again this week.
U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth
A year after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, some lawmakers still can't believe that Congress itself came under siege. Members and staff say relationships across the aisle have suffered since that day, and it has affected the tenor of the workplace. https://t.co/Jveea2mR3q— NPR (@NPR) January 6, 2022
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