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Trump supporters attack the Capitol (and American democracy) …

I heard Ruby Wax tell Louis Theroux that she was most afraid to interview Donald Trump (17 years ago) for being a narcissist. Well, tonight he handed two seats in the Senate to the Democrats in Georgia by undermining conservative confidence in elections.

WATCH: Democrat Rev Raphael Warnock speaks as votes continue in Georgian Senate runoff election. CBS News anticipates the race between Warnock and Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler is now rejecting Warnock https://t.co/KjUGN77KG8 pic.twitter.com/DBvsjV5U9E

– CBS News (@CBSNews) January 6, 2021

And further … this is a whirlwind that he threw on the Capitol (one of the most remarkable public buildings in the United States). Tonight it was attacked for the first time in over 200 years (the British):

That’s incredible. This will forever be used against conservatives. Thank you Donald Trump. https://t.co/gT4VszBlX8

– Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 6, 2021

Republican representative Mike Gallagher told CBS that the last time he saw anything like this was when he was in Iraq in 2009/2010: “We have to enable the peaceful transfer of power” and asked the president to cancel it.

Well those idiots think it’s a coup https://t.co/oNLrMwXXwd

– Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) January 6, 2021

Beware of the narcissists … Twitter is not the world. Professor Timothy Snyder’s strategy to (again) resist tyranny …

Defend institutions. This is a time when people like you, me and my friends are saying that the institutions will save us. That is wrong: we have to save the institutions. The question now is, not what the institutions can do for me, but what you can do for the institutions. Fill them out, support them, don’t expect them to be robots because they are not.

To update::

Woman shot dead in the U.S. Capitol after a mob stormed building died, police say https://t.co/SBqPg7P4dD

– The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 6, 2021

The photo by 12019 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

The photo by 12019 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA

Mick is the founding editor of Slugger. He has written articles on the impact of the internet on politics and the media and is a regular guest and speaker across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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