Not since 1814, when the British forced their way into the Capitol during the War of 1812, has anyone forcibly entered the U.S. capitol building.
David Niven, University of Cincinnati associate professor of political science, told the Dayton Daily News, “The storming of the Capitol is just the logical extension of a party and a president who would rather undermine democracy than accept defeat.”
Niven teaches American politics and conducts research on campaigns, political communication and death penalty policy.
Niven also gave commentary on the same topic to other news sources:
Featured image of Captiol building in Washington, D.C.