GOP ‘dream story’ about election stimulated today’s violence

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GOP 'fantasy narrative' about election spurred today's violence

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Former President Barack Obama speaks in assistance of Democratic governmental candidate Joe Biden throughout a drive-in rally at the Florida International University on November 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

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Former President Barack Obama provided a declaration on the mob of pro-Trump extremists who penetrated the Capitol and postponed election accreditation on Wednesday.

“History will appropriately keep in mind today’s violence at the Capitol, prompted by a sitting president who has actually continued to baselessly lie about the result of a legal election, as a minute of excellent dishonor and embarassment for our country. But we’d be joking ourselves if we treated it as an overall surprise.

For 2 months now, a political celebration and its accompanying media community has actually frequently hesitated to inform their fans the reality — that this was not an especially close election which President-Elect Biden will be inaugurated on January 20. Their dream story has actually spiraled even more and even more from truth, and it builds on years of sown animosities. Now we’re seeing the effects, worked up into a violent crescendo.”

Before the structure was protected late on Wednesday, rioters had actually easily wandered through the Capitol complex, consisting of the Senate chamber, where one guy based on the president of the Senate’s chair and screamed, “Trump won that election!” Several police authorities stated a female who was shot inside the Capitol structure throughout the turmoil had actually passed away, and a minimum of one improvised explosive gadget was discovered. 

Obama’s stern declaration followed a more victorious one from the 44th U.S. President simply 6 hours previously in which he praised Raphael Warnock on winning a historical election in Georgia, and ending up being the state’s very first Black senator.

“My friend John Lewis is surely smiling down on his beloved Georgia this morning, as people across the state carried forward the baton that he and so many others passed down to them,” Obama composed earlier.

“Georgia’s first Black senator will make the chamber more reflective of our country as a whole and open the door for a Congress that can forego gridlock for gridlock’s sake to focus instead on the many crises facing our nation—pandemic relief for struggling families, voting rights, protecting our planet, and more.”

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