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.