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The insurrection: One year later


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On January 6, 2021, our country was forever changed. A pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol as a joint Congress session had assembled to count elector votes and formalize Joe Biden’s legitimate election as the next President.  They assaulted Capitol Police officers, leaving one dead. Four other officers who responded to the attack died by suicide within 7 months.  The mob rioted, vandalized, and looted one of America’s beacons of democracy. To date, 738 people have been charged in their role in the insurrection, 165 have pleaded guilty.

On January 7, 2021, we had political analyst, historian, author, and Illinois native Jonathan Alter on the show. We invited him back one year later to share his thoughts. 


Jonathan Alter

MSNBC analyst, Daily Beast columnist, co-host of Sirius XM's Alter Family Politics
Books include “His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life” (2020)




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