A year ago, Trump supporters marched on the US Capitol. Some were feckless thrill-seekers, but others were dead set on preventing Joe Biden from becoming the nation’s legally elected president. Members of the crowd wore bizarre regalia; some wore military gear. Some waved Confederate flags. Some were armed with sticks and aerosols that came in handy when they stamped on and warred with police officers.
The marauders forced their way into a locked-down Capitol. They came for high government officials, particularly vice president Mike Pence, whom they wanted to hang. Congress had to duck and run for cover. Some House members were sheltering in place when Secret Service officers barricaded the House Chamber, drew guns, and shot dead one of the mob who kept pushing her way in anyway. Continue reading