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Capitol storm was the ‘culmination of a coup attempt’, the head of the House inquiry said

Capitol storm was the 'culmination of a coup attempt', the head of the House inquiry said

Attack on Capitol “The culmination of a coup attempt”: A year and a half after this historic day, the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry began on Thursday to unravel the exact responsibility for Donald Trump’s attack on January 6, 2021. , Mostly during pending trials.

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A man with buffalo horns roams the US Congress halls, with elected officials crawling on the ground with gas masks … The so-called “January 6” commission is at the beginning of a series of inquiries to prove that there is a coordinated campaign to manipulate the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

“January 6 was the culmination of a coup attempt,” said Benny Thompson. “Donald Trump was at the center of this conspiracy.”

For almost a year, a team of elected officials – seven Democrats and two Republicans – listened to more than 1,000 witnesses, including the former president’s two children, and examined 140,000 documents to shed light on Donald Trump’s facts and gestures. During and after this event that shook American democracy.

Text messages, videos and tweets in support from the former president, elected officials began to present different scenes that the former president and his entourage had envisioned to change the course of the 2020 presidential election, until the siege of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. .

On this cold winter day, thousands of his supporters gathered in Washington to condemn the 2020 election result that saw the former real estate magnet lose. Spectators stormed the US Congress headquarters, sending shock waves around the world.

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Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards, the “first member of the law enforcement” who was injured in the January 6 riots, as well as documentary writer Nick Quest, said the group following the right-right Proud Boys Militia during the attack would have to testify. In this trial.

President Joe Biden said Thursday that most Americans will find out “for the first time” what really happened on January 6th.

The hearing will be broadcast live on several news channels, but away from the most traditional media, a new example of the deep political line that divides the United States.

Because a year and a half after the attack on Capital, millions of Donald Trump supporters firmly believe that the 2020 election was marred by fraud. And despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

The main interested party, Donald Trump, was once again hailed today as Thursday, promising that the attack on Capitol Hill was “the greatest movement in history to make America great again.”

Despite the real threats, the parliamentary committee considered its work necessary to ensure that one of the darkest episodes in American history never happened again.

“Our democracy is still in danger. The conspiracy is not over to counter the will of the people, “said Benny Thompson, chief of The Christian Science Monitor’s Washington bureau.

The parliamentary inquiry therefore faces a major challenge, convincing one article, the evidence, the ability to attract the attention of the general public and the importance of its disclosure.

But a majority of Republicans rejected its work, with Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the Conservatives in the House of Commons, condemning the commission as “the most political and least legitimate in the history of the United States.”

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His party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about a third of the seats in the by-elections in November.