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The Attack on the U.S. Capitol Shows America Exactly Who We Are


January 11, 2021

Rioters gather outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. (NPR)

Opinion. On September 11, 2001, 40 brave Americans-true patriots-came to the realization the jet plane they were on had been hijacked by four foreign terrorists. The flight originated in Newark, N.J. and was bound for San Francisco. The hijackers diverted the jet towards the dome of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Because of their bravery, the would-be flying weapon-United Airlines Flight 93-was diverted to an empty field in rural Pennsylvania. Each year on Sept. 11, Americans remember these patriots who died that day. Their bravery saved the U.S. Capitol, one of America's most treasured landmarks, from destruction by the evil of foreign terrorists.

On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, domestic terrorists, wearing red "Make America Great Again" caps, entered the Capitol at the urging of the deranged President Donald Trump. These pro-Trump supporters used American flag poles to break windows, and bats and pipes to beat Capitol Police to create a riotous insurrection. An assault of this proportion was the first since the U.S. Capitol was attacked during the War of 1812.


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