On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky and Western Correspondent Tristan Justice discuss how the mob who rushed and eventually breached the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday afternoon will affect the state of our nation moving forward.
“Sadly, this is not a sort of normal hiccup that we will inevitably weather,” Jashinsky said. “We’ve been through very difficult, tough moments before. We’ve been through unprecedented moments before. And thanks to our Constitution, we are well prepared to handle them.” She continued, “And none of this is sort of like normal growing pains for a republic. This is this a dangerous territory, and it’s something that we’re going to have to work really hard to fix.”
“I think you’re right that this is a real, significant shift in our country,” Justice agreed. “I think we’re really seeing our institutions in this country face a stress test that it frankly hasn’t seen for decades.”