Politics Podcast: Why Jan. 6 Was Not A Turning Point

In the immediate aftermath of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, it appeared that the Republican leadership might be ready to sever ties with then-President Trump once and for all. His attempts to overturn the 2020 election results were just as evident as his support for the people entering the Capitol and his reluctance to stop them. But a year later, Trump still appears to be the de facto leader of the Republican Party, and those within the party who voted for impeachment on Jan. 6 are pariah.

In this episode of the FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew discusses why the country reacted the way it did to the attacks and how healthy American democracy is today.

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