The attempted coup by Trump supporters
today at 1:43 pm
Never before have American rioters stormed their own seat of government in what is nothing short of a coup attempt.
The last time the Capitol was breached was in the 1950s by Puerto Rican terrorists who shoot up the House. The time before and the only other time was in 1814 during the War of 1812 when British troops, after defeating American forces at the Battle of Bladensburg, marched into the District of Columbia and burned the Capitol and the White House.
One thinks of the French Revolution and the mob storming the Bastile and the violent anarchy that followed.