Barack Obama: 'Our Democracy Is at Greater Risk Today than It Was' on January 6

Barack Obama: 'Our Democracy Is at Greater Risk Today than It Was' on January 6


Former President Barack Obama released a statement Thursday marking the anniversary of the January 6 protest, lamenting that a “sizable portion of voters” agree with the claims that he believes fueled the protest; he also warned that “our democracy is at greater risk today than it was back then.”

“One year ago, a violent attack on our Capitol made it clear just how fragile the American experiment in democracy really is,” Obama began.

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“And while the broken windows have been repaired and many of the rioters have been brought to justice, the truth is that our democracy is at greater risk today than it was back then,” he asserted.

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“Although initially rejected by many Republicans, the claims that fanned

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