Of the more than 250 people charged for their roles in the siege on the Capitol, at least seven are North Carolinians and one has ties to the Oath Keepers.
Right-wing terrorists planned the attack on the Capitol for weeks. Federal authorities were still unprepared.
A collective of Republican activists, lawmakers, and media figures led by President Donald Trump—with an assist from slow-to-act social media platforms—created the toxic stew that erupted into violence and chaos on Wednesday.
“I don’t know where his Cabinet has been all this time, but it’s long overdue for the 25th Amendment because this man is no longer capable of serving the United States of America."
“This is his private army. When he said ‘stand up and stand by’ [during the debates] he was serious."
Hawley tried to claim protestors "terrorized" his neighborhood. But when it comes to violence, it is far-right radicals--and not anti-fascists--who have killed over 300 people since 1994.
State election officials and local health and school boards are the latest targets of threats and intimidation.