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Proffitt Report: How secure is our democracy now? 'People make choices and we must learn to live with them together'

What we saw today made me wonder—how secure is our democracy now?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Can you believe these were the words to describe our American democracy today?

“Under siege."

“Domestic terrorists.”

“Rioters storming the Capitol.”

In July, President Donald Trump called the protestors who vandalize federal buildings in Portland, “anarchists and agitators.” Ten years in prison for them, he said.

But on Jan. 6, a violent mob of people stormed, looted and vandalized offices. The National Guard and FBI were called to rescue the place where president George Washington laid the cornerstone in 1793.

This was an insurrection for sure, but this never happened, even during the Civil War.

I have to ask—why was our Capitol so vulnerable in the first place? 

We all knew about the call for large protests on the very day they were counting the electoral votes to confirm the win for Joe Biden. Social media was full of plans to storm the Capitol, and then all that’s there are the Capitol Police? 

President Trump, at one point, told people to go home while still insisting the election was stolen and fraudulent.

That’s not true. There is no evidence or proof. Members of his own administration, the Republican Party and the courts all say the election was sound and one of the most secure ever.

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What we saw today made me wonder—how secure is our democracy now? 

I’m sorry to say, the effort to bring this country together is nowhere close. In fact, as we witnessed in historic fashion today, it’s way off.

You can decide if actions like those seen today end here and now. That's the power of our Constitutional Democracy. People make choices and we must learn to live with them together.

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