A number of elements led to the riots in the U.S. Capitol last week: Trump’s incitement on and before January 6, false claims by Trump and many Republicans that the elections were fraudulent, white nationalism, militia movements online and offline, a lack of preparation by the Law enforcement and more. In this part of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew unpacks some of the forces behind the violence. They also discuss the calculations Democrats and Republicans use to hold President Trump legally or politically accountable for the attack.
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