Washington- In American history, spanning 247 years, there has never been a single day known as powerful and massive as a building witnessed Capitol Three years before thousands of supporters of the former president stormed Donald Trump The joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate to ratify the results of the 2020 presidential elections, which ended with the president’s victory joe biden.
In contrast to the major crises that faced the United States, most notably Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, forcing it to enter… World War IIAnd attack Al-Qaida organization On September 11, 2001, which led to the start of the so-called American war on “terrorism” and its invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. The events of January 6, 2021 are considered more dangerous, because they were entirely manufactured within America, and it is a local crisis par excellence that expresses the extent of polarization. .
Biden sounds the alarm
Unlike previous crises, the events of January 6, 2021 struck American democracy at its heart, with an elected president rejecting the results of an election he lost, and even going so far as to say it was fraudulent without providing concrete evidence of that.
Although dozens of different courts rejected President Trump's claims, and before the final step to certify the election results on January 6, 2021, millions of his Republican supporters believed that the election was stolen from him.
Trump became the first president in American history to obstruct the peaceful transfer of power, affecting the essence of American democracy itself. So far, this man has not pledged to respect and accept the election results.
In his first speech of the presidential election year, President Joe Biden yesterday, Friday, warned the people of the dangers of undermining democracy, and of the threat that he and his campaign believe that former President Donald Trump poses to American democracy.
Biden said, “Is democracy still America's sacred cause? Donald Trump's campaign is obsessed with the past, not the future. He is willing to sacrifice our democracy to put himself in power. Our campaign is different.”
Trials, convictions and suspicions
David Sundberg, Assistant Director in Charge at the FBI in Washington, said in a statement, “Three years after thousands of people violently attacked the US Capitol and assaulted law enforcement officers, in a failed attempt to prevent the peaceful transfer of power in our democracy.” “The FBI and our partners continue to successfully hold them accountable.” The Ministry of Justice has not completed all investigations and trials related to today's events.
Trump's federal trial on charges of trying to change the outcome of the previous presidential election is scheduled to begin next March, in the midst of the Republican Party primary season.
Trump is accused of conspiring to defraud the American state, conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiring against human rights. He has repeatedly insisted that he did not break the law.
He also pledged to grant a presidential pardon if he wins the 2024 elections to hundreds of those who were convicted in the events of the attack on the Capitol building, and are serving prison sentences extending to thirty years in some cases.
Lack of confidence and fear of what is coming
Many Americans believe that polarization and political divisions are no less deep now than they were in the last elections. This picture reflects the reality of the scenario of a repeat competition between Biden and Trump, which will only exacerbate fears of potential unrest.
A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center on more than 8,000 citizens in the United States last summer showed that Americans are more polarized than before, with 55% saying they are angry with American policy.
A majority of them also fear that another event such as January 6, 2021 could be repeated in the near future, according to recent opinion polls, which reveals widespread concerns about polarization and division in American society.
The poll, conducted by Newsweek magazine on December 19 among 1,500 American voters, revealed that more of them believe that the full truth about the incident has not been announced.
The survey indicates that January 6, 2021, three years later, is still a date that weighs heavily on the minds of many Americans, who may see it as the beginning of a new era of social unrest and lack of trust in public institutions.
Despite everything that appeared, much remained the same, and it did not deter former President Donald Trump from running for the White House again. Polls show that Americans remain polarized over the significance of what happened, while the risk of further political violence remains alarmingly high.
“It is sad to think that the forces that created the events of January 6 and the anti-democratic tension in American politics are receding,” says Robert Lieberman, a professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University.
“We have to remember that this was not the product of one candidate or one president,” Lieberman added. “There are still a lot of underlying structural conditions in American politics that produce this sense of threat. I think it would be a mistake to think that the danger has passed.”
Thus, three years later, polls show that public views of the Capitol attack have not changed much. Partisan divisions remain over how Democrats and Republicans view January 6, 2021.
In a recent Quinnipiac University poll on whether the storming of the Capitol was “an attack on democracy that should never be forgotten” or “whether it is time to move on,” 77% of Republicans said “it is time to move on,” while 90% of Democrats said, “It is a day that should never be forgotten.”