Major highlights of the January 6 report

By | December 23, 2022

Ryan Goodman and Justin Hendrix write:

What follows are highlights of the January 6th Select Committee’s final report from our initial review. Our discussion includes but is not limited to the report’s findings and treatment of issues including:

  • Criminal misconduct in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
  • Racism as a driver of efforts to overturn the popular vote in different parts of the country and in fueling some of the organized groups and individuals who attacked the Capitol.
  • The apparent intelligence and law enforcement failure and the Committee’s perspective on it.
  • The pressure campaign on state election officials to deviate from their legal obligations, and
  • The role of social media in propagating false claims about the election and serving as a mechanism to plan acts of violence.

With so much at stake for American democracy, the January 6th Report provides the public an opportunity to reflect on persistent threats to the rule of law, elections, racial justice, and freedom from political violence. [Continue reading…]

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