2021-01-14 13:13:13

Impeachment Is Late Attempt to Curb Violence & Racism at Heart of Trump Era

Democracy Now! looks at the fight for accountability after a white supremacist mob attacked the U.S. Capitol and as President Trump is impeached for a historic second time for his incitement of violence.

Supporters who took part in the January 6 attack — including current police officers — have been arrested across the U.S. for their involvement in the insurrection.

Ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration, the FBI is warning police chiefs around the country to be on high alert for right-wing domestic terror attacks. The Pentagon said it’s increasing the number of National Guard soldiers deployed to the nation’s capital to 20,000 — twice the combined number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan — in stark contrast to the response to last week’s riot.

“The impeachment yesterday is a culmination of sorts of the kind of violence and racism that has been at the heart of the Trump administration that finally boiled over,” says Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University and contributing writer at The New Yorker magazine.

“We have a government that has completely spun out of control at the hands of Donald Trump.”

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