Chaos at the Capitol

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President Donald Trump has spent months stoking outrage among his supporters with false claims about election fraud. Yesterday, that anger exploded in a terrifying and chaotic scene at the U.S. Capitol. A mob of pro-Trump extremists breached police and stormed into the House and Senate chambers.

On today’s episode, we’ll talk to a Democratic congressman who was in those chambers and a longtime Michigan Republican about what yesterday's events mean for the future of the Republican party, and for the country as a whole. 


Congressman Dan Kildee, Democrat representing Michigan's 5th Congressional District

Jeff Timmer, former director of Michigan's Republican Party, now a partner at Two Rivers Public Affairs and a senior adviser to the Lincoln Project  

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Additional music by Blue Dot Sessions.

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