Well, 9/11 was a defining moment in the history of the US. Today was a most prominent landmark, an assault disproportionate and incomparable in any sense with even a nascent democracy from Africa.
A Dark Day in our modern history
Despite multiple thorough due diligence, court validations, and immense pressure on officials to reject the people’s verdict, finally, we came to a nail biting event of violence being unleashed on the sanctum Sanctorum of not just the US democracy but the entire global ideology of democracy.
An assault on democracy –
While the Georgia Senate runoff is being counted, and while both the chambers were going through a debate on approving the electoral count, precisely at that moment, all we see is demonstrators loyal to President Trump, creating mayhem by entering the capital building. I have a few Concerns – it was clear since morning that a crowd had gathered to protest both the houses? How could they arrive suddenly into the capitol building? Let’s imagine they would have surrounded Pense. Were they planning to ask him to disapprove the electoral votes? If that would have been done, have we missed our spot in the history of capsizing democracy?
Below, excerpts from select lawmakers –
“Today is a sad day for our country. The destruction and violence we saw at our Capitol Today is an assault on our democracy, our Constitution and the rule of law, and must not be tolerated,”
“Thugs assaulted Capitol Police officers, breached and defaced our Capitol building, put people’s lives in danger and disregarded the values we hold dear as Americans,”
“insurrection incited by the President of the United States. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate, democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy.”