A new poll has revealed that most Americans believe former President Donald Trump bears responsibility for the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, the day Congress certified President Joe Biden’s election victory over Trump.
Trump gave an incendiary speech to a crowd of his loyalists that day as Congress met to certify the Electoral College results. His followers were encouraged to go directly to Capitol building and telling them they would “never take back our country with weakness.” For several hours after thousands of his loyalists violently breached the building, Trump refused to issue a statement telling them to stop. Later that evening, Trump finally called his supporters to leave. he said that he loved them and that they were “very special.”
Trump has denied any responsibility regarding the events on January 6. has downplayed the day’s violence on many occasions, wrongly suggesting that his loyalists were peacefully demonstrating against a “rigged” election — even though claims that fraud had affected the outcome of the 2020 election have been debunkedNumerous times.
A new Politico/Morning Consult pollThe survey, which was conducted right after the January 6 public hearing, showed that most Americans believe that Trump is at minimum partially responsible for the attack against the U.S. Capitol Building.
According to the poll, 57 percent of Americans believe Trump is “very responsible” or “somewhat responsible” for the events of January 6, 2021. Only 35 percent of respondents said that he’s “not too responsible” or “not responsible at all” for the violence that transpired.
The poll also asked questions regarding whether Trump’s actions surrounding the election were criminal. For instance, when asked if elected officials attempting to overturn an election were behaving in a criminal way, 69 percent of respondents said that they were, while just 20 percent said that they weren’t.
Respondents were asked whether the Department of Justice (DOJ), should bring legal action against elected officials in certain situations. Sixty three percent of respondents felt that officials who mislead Americans concerning the outcome of an election should be punished by the DOJ. Meanwhile, 67 percent believed that officials should be sued for directly trying to overturn an electoral result.
When asked about the House select committee investigating the Capitol attack, 50 percent of Americans said they approve of the committee’s work while just 35 percent said they disapprove. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of respondents said that Republican lawmakers who were subpoenaed should be forced to testify.
While many Republicans support the idea of a tax, suggested that Americans are ready to “move on”The poll, which was conducted after the violence at Capitol, contradicts this notion completely. At least 50% of voters stated that the events of January 6 would have an impact on how they vote in the midterm elections.
The poll comes as a public hearing by the January 6 committee will be held later in this week. The committee will highlight the issues on Thursday. how Trump sought to replace officials in the Justice DepartmentWith individuals who are more willing to promote his false narratives about election fraud and how he intended the department to be used to his advantage to keep his power.