The Bottom Line

What happens after the Trump-inspired storming of Congress?

After the chaos and violence at the US Capitol, many Americans are wondering how fragile their democracy is.

On January 6, 2021 – a day that will be marked in the history books – supporters of Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. That morning the outgoing president had fired up his supporters during a rally called Save America, by repeating his promises to “never concede” election defeat and demanding that his devotees “show strength.”

So what do recent events mean for Trump’s political future?

Congressman Joaquin Castro (Democrat-Texas) and Republican strategist John Feehery tell host Steve Clemons that it may not be worthwhile to remove him from office in his last days. But will Trump’s stranglehold on the Republican Party continue? And is civil disagreement still possible in today’s United States?