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One year after assault, US Capitol still licking its wounds

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Washington (AFP) – Mourn, or move on? A year after the mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, lawmakers are trying to heal the deep rifts left behind by the insurrection that sought to overturn the election results.  “January 6th 2021 will be forever remembered as a day of enduring infamy, a permanent blemish in the story of American democracy,” said Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the Senate, a few days before the anniversary. “This was aimed at undoing our democracy. Thank God, they failed,” Schumer added. “They,” in this case, being the crowds of demonstrators in helmets …

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