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US analysts believe the storming of the Capitol will be repeated in 2024

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WASHINGTON DC (RIA Novosti): The threat of a repeat of the events of January 6, 2021, when supporters of former US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol , remains for the presidential elections in 2024, but the actions of the right-wing forces may be more carefully planned and successful, analysts interviewed by RIA Novosti believe.
A year ago, on January 6, 2021, a crowd of Trump supporters broke into the Congress building and delayed the approval of the results of the presidential election, in which the former head of state lost to Democrat Joe Biden . Several people died then. After these events , unprecedented security measures were taken in Washington : at least 25 thousand fighters of the US National Guard took part in protecting the capital during the preparation and on the day of Biden’s inauguration.
A year after these events, American experts agree that this could happen again in 2024, when new presidential elections will be held in the United States. At the same time, the interlocutors do not exclude that a possible new assault will be better planned, and therefore more successful.
“Immediately after January 6, a number of pseudo-left skeptics began to assert that this so-called coup attempt was nothing more than a riot of right-wing psychos and losers that got out of control. helmet? ” – asked the American historian and political observer Dan Lazar.
According to him, the storming of the Capitol by Trump’s supporters looked like “not a very competent coup attempt”, but the threat posed by him was quite real. And the only lesson Trump supporters have learned from this story, the analyst believes, is that next time they need to “do better.”
“This is why something like this could happen in 2024, only this time it will be more effective, better planned and more carefully calibrated,” predicted Lazar.
In turn, Bo Grosskup, professor emeritus of political science at California State University, expressed the opinion that the events of January 6, 2021, despite their obvious failure, “inspired” right-wing radicals in the United States for several reasons.
“Firstly, despite the fact that the identities of several hundred rebels have been identified, they still act as martyrs (as declared by Trump) and consider themselves heroes,” Grosskap said.
The interlocutor added that in the situation with the radicals who stormed the Capitol, Republican Trump used the standard “sacrifice” strategy for himself. In particular, the ex-president of the United States tried to convince the right-wing forces that the real revolt against the state took place on the day of the elections in which he was defeated, and therefore the events of January 6, 2021, in fact, became “a truly legitimate and patriotic act of returning the country.”
As noted by the American political scientist, Trump and his supporters still have the opportunity to repeat the events of a year ago, especially if the Republicans manage to get serious posts in the structure of the US military command. “On the other hand, those in whose hands the power is now concentrated still have the opportunity to slow down the dangerous efforts that are now being made,” concluded Grosskap.

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