Yesterday marked the anniversary of the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots after then-president Donald Trump incited his supporters to storm the government building.
During an episode of “The View,” Sunny Hostin expressed her surprise that Trump has not faced criminal charges for the incident and thinks the worst is yet to come.
“Prosecuting cases is not just about accountability. It’s also about sending a message to the community about what will and will not be tolerated in a society,” she said. “What better message to send not only to our country but to the world that subverting our democracy, that trying to coup, trying to attempt a coup, trying to take power when you lost an election is unacceptable in what many have called the greatest democracy in the world.”
A year on, Trump continues to drive the false narrative about the 2020 election results. He still believes he is the nation’s true president, as do his supporters.
Hostin thinks the deadly rampage at the Capitol was only the beginning:
“I’m really just afraid that Jan. 6 was a test run,” she cautioned. “We’ve got to protect voting rights, because we’ve seen the Republican power grab all over the country, and we have to have accountability for what happened on Jan. 6.”
In his speech on Thursday, Biden called on Republicans to do the right thing.
“While some courageous men and women in the Republican Party are standing against it, trying to uphold the principles of that party, too many others are transforming that party into something else,” said in his speech from the Capitol. “But whatever my other disagreements are with Republicans who support the rule of law and not the rule of a single man, I will always seek to work together with them to find shared solutions where possible.”