Storming the Capitol may be new to Americans, but the violence is a familiar theme

Even living in a time of isolation, the shock waves that spread across the nation Wednesday were seismic. After insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, the first breach of its kind in more than two centuries, an insistence also arrived that the events were like something from another country. “This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic — not our democratic republic,” said former President George W. Bush in a statement. “Let me be very clear: The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect a true America. Do not represent who we are,” tweeted President-elect Joe Biden. …

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