(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – A new Washington Post/ University of Maryland poll released this week has found that the majority of Americans believe the attack on the U.S. Capitol was an attack on Democracy that should not be forgotten.
According to the poll, 55 percent of respondents believe that the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack should not be forgotten, while 43 percent that “too much is being made” of the attack and that the country needed to move forward.
In terms of whether former President Donald Trump bore any responsibility for the Capitol riot, 37 percent stated that he bore a “great deal” of responsibility while 16 percent argued that he bore a “good amount” of it.
Trump’s role in the attack continues to be a central point of conversation as he is running for the White House for a third time. Last week, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows determined that Trump was ineligible to be on the state’s primary ballot under the 14th Amendment’s “insurrection clause.”
Bellows argued that the months before the attack Trump had pushed forward a false narrative that he was aware would inflame his supporters and could potentially lead to violence. She added that Trump had directed his supporters to the Capitol in order for them to block the 2020 presidential election certification and stop the peaceful transfer of power.
The Colorado Supreme Court had made a similar decision in a 4-3 ruling where they determined that Trump needed to be taken off the state’s ballot on the grounds of the 14th Amendment. Trump has previously stated that he would be appealing these decisions.
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