The date of January 6, 2021 has found its way into the history books. The day of the certification of the results of the US presidential election by Congress was marked by the unthinkable: the storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters. “We are not going to allow our elections to be stolen from us,” promised the US president a few moments earlier. “Let’s go to the Capitol.”
Lionel Gendron, correspondent for RTL In the United States, he remembers those hours when democracy trembled, when the United States witnessed, in shock, a coup d’état orchestrated at its summit, to challenge the result of a poll and disrupt the proper functioning of the institutions. .
A fact told from within, and that the previous days already suggested. The day before, at the Republican meeting in Georgia, everyone said they were convinced: something was going to happen this January 6. But no one had imagined such a scenario.
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