Democrats are using the 2021 Capitol Hill riots to demonize all Republicans, suggests John Davidson of The Federalist. While the events of January 6, 2021, were shocking, it was a small group of people. GOP lawmakers are said to be subverting democracy simply for enacting voter legislation. They seek to prevent another debacle as we experienced in 2020. This election saw many norms undone and rules being changed overnight. Republicans are right to enact election laws that are clear and reliable, for example regarding mail-in voting. Democrats present any limitation thereof as unjustifiable because it benefits them politically.
The January 6, 2021, insurrection started an attack on democracy that is not over, writes Jonathan Allen of NBC News. While the riot itself was astonishing, what Republican lawmakers are doing behind the scenes is scarier. They almost managed to prevent the 2020 election from being certified, which would have gone against the will of the people. Even though Biden rightly won, some of them have parroted the false claim that the election was stolen. This is worrying because such a claim could justify interfering in the 2024 election results to help Trump win the presidency. For democracy to function, everybody must believe in it.