Op-Eds
January 7, 2021

What Americans Make of the January 6 Chaos at the Capitol

What Americans Make of the January 6 Chaos at the Capitol
Op-Eds
January 7, 2021

What Americans Make of the January 6 Chaos at the Capitol

What Americans Make of the January 6 Chaos at the Capitol

On January 6, a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol building, overwhelming police forces, and forcing the emergency evacuation of the House and Senate who had gathered to certify the presidential election results. Polls taken while the events were unfolding show an American public deeply divided along partisan lines in their interpretation of the events, who is to blame, and what should be done as a result.

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