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January 6 Hearing Day 1: January 6 Was a Coordinated Attack

January 6 Hearing Day 1: January 6 Was a Coordinated Attack

Center for American Progress expert William J. Roberts explains the weight of the bipartisan January 6 hearings.

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January 6 was a planned attack on U.S. democracy, carried out by violent, white nationalist extremist organizations in coordination with the former president of the United States.

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Donald Trump and MAGA extremists carried out a violent attempt to take over the Capitol and overturn the 2020 presidential election. The January 6 House Select Committee hearings continue to provide evidence of these activities and illustrate how MAGA extremists will keep fighting to put themselves in power regardless of future election outcomes. Americans must hold those involved accountable and show that no one is above the law in the United States.


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