The American Prospect: How Far Does Blame Extend for the Capitol Riot?
President Trump topped the list of those held accountable for the January 6th Capitol Riot. Within days, the House impeached him for a second time. But Trump wasn’t the only one calling for people to make a final effort to “stop the steal” on January 6, 2021.
Several right-wing groups collaborated to apply for the permit to protest on January 6, and to promote the misinformation spread by sympathetic far-right elected officials across the country, according to a new report from watchdog group Accountable.US.
“We think that we need to bring attention to everyone involved in the rally—not just Trump at the top,” says Jeremy Funk of Accountable.US. “We think there should be a congressional investigation that brings all these facts to the public light. There’s no overstating how serious this assault was. People died because of lies that were amplified by these right-wing groups and the politicians that radicalized these Americans.”