Austin: The Capitol Incursion Was Nearly a Win for Democrats – But They Couldn’t Keep Their Mouths Shut

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Watching the events of Jan. 6 unfold was incredibly difficult. When protesters first stormed the Capitol, my feelings of disgust soon were overtaken by a sense of dread and horror. Sadly, after months of witnessing similarly horrendous displays of violence, I’ve become used to so-called protesters behaving in such a despicable manner. That being said, I wasn’t used to seeing them waving Trump flags and wearing MAGA hats. For the average American who views politics in a superficial manner, the incursion wasn’t a good look for Trump supporters or Republicans in general. Because of this, Democrats had seized a powerful cultural narrative in American politics — that Trump and his base were unable to accept the election results and were willing to try to overturn them using violent means.