We witnessed an attack rooted in white supremacy and privilege at our Capitol last Wednesday. It also showed the vulnerability of our Democracy. NPR provides a timeline summary on that fateful day that has now resulted in 5 people dead. Business Insider also shared a pictorial timeline that depicts the destruction and violence inside the Capitol. As horrific as it was, the Atlantic is right. It could have been worse as photos of wooden gallows erected by the violent mob on Capitol grounds have circulated.
Accountability is paramount to protect our current and future Democracy. We need more than social media account suspensions – although they help to stop the false narratives. We expect our Congressional leadership to take the appropriate actions to honor their pledge to uphold the Constitution.