Stuck in a lingering COVID-19 pandemic and with emerging problems like inflation, many Americans don’t care about last year’s Capitol riots in Washington. And they certainly care more about economic issues than marking the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 debacle.
Indeed, many Americans would rather be able to visit loved ones (without a mask) or profit from a functioning supply chain than analyze the root causes of the Capitol riots. It is important to note, however, that the Electoral College roll call is outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the 12th Amendment. It is perfectly normal for Congress to review and declare the winner of a presidential election, especially when voter fraud is real.
Those Americans who do care about the Capitol riots generally won’t get the chance to hear dissenting options on the electoral process. They won’t hear about the root causes behind the Capitol riots. There are legitimate concerns about voter fraud and lack of trust in the media and political establishment, especially their decisions before the 2020 election.
Of course, the Capitol riots were deplorable and cannot be justified. But, that being said, how can traditional conservatives trust the media and political elites when those elites questioned the 2016 election and the legitimacy of President Trump for years? Why “take their word for it” when the Russian collusion hoax and other “scandals” receive 24-7 news coverage, while 2020-related concerns are squashed by the speech police?