The world watched in horror as Trump supporters were able to gain access to the US Capitol on Wednesday. K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro spoke with a political science professor at Pittsburg State for reaction.
Millions of Americans and people around the world watched the unimaginable as 100’s of rioters pried open the doors of the US Capitol with a crowbar on Wednesday afternoon. Kansas City Representative. Emanuel Cleaver called it the “first attempted coup in modern history of the country.” Pittsburg State prof of Political science, Dr. Darren Botello-Samson shared his thoughts as he watched on, “I had a difficult time watching what we saw yesterday, to put it into any sort of objective data measurement I would have to piece together separate occurrence to even come close to any sort of historical president of what we saw yesterday, because it really was unprecedented.” Botello-Samson goes on to say that he witnessed at least two instances of anti-democratic actions by Trump supporters on Wednesday. The first, questioning the validity of the electoral college votes. The second, a direct insurrection of the US government.