Lucinda Creighton: It is time for both sides in the US to put a stop to the politics of hate

The violent events in the US Capitol Building on Wednesday will have shocked decent ‘Middle Americans’, and many who value democracy and the institutions of the state will desert Trump

10th January, 2021
Lucinda Creighton: It is time for both sides in the US to put a stop to the politics of hate
The violence in Washington this week has made the US has look more like the Wild West of old than the bastion of democracy that once shone brightly across the globe.

The thugs who stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC last week attacked the very heart of American democracy. They smashed windows and doors, invaded offices of elected officials, denigrated the American flag and openly threatened and attacked members of the police force and the National Guard.

This was nothing less than an attack on the constitutional fabric of the republic, and it was an attack that had been coming for a while. To observe...

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