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Reflection on the Capitol RiotThe stability and success of any political system is dependent on a peaceful transfer ofpower. What we saw on January sixth was at most an insurrection, and at the very least an affrontto our democracy. Thousands of pro-Trump rioters gathered at Capitol Hill and stormed theCapitol Building with the intent to overturn the presidential election results. These self-identified“patriots” were decked out in Trump apparel holding “MAGA 2020” and Confederate flagswhile rushing to the Senate floor looking for government officials that they were told hadbetrayed them. There are reports and videos of these rioters constructing gallows and chanting“hang Mike Pence”. European politicians expressed concern over “highly disturbing” scenes assupporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building and clashed with police in Washingtonamid a push to overturn the U.S. president’s electoral defeat. The breach of the Capitol buildingcame as Congress members were in the midst of counting Electoral College votes in the election

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President of the United States, United States Senate, Washington D C, Nancy Pelosi, capitol building

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