This week marks two years since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. There are plenty of ways to make sure you don’t forget it.
The Jan. 6 panel of the House of Representatives dissolved, but not before releasing its findings. In December, the bipartisan group said former President Donald Trump should face criminal charges for his role in sparking the deadly attacks. Five people died and more than 140 police officers were injured defending the Capitol.
A slew of new documentaries are providing a number of perspectives from that fateful day. HBO’s “This Place Rules” follows journalist Andrew Callaghan. Callaghan gained notoriety online for interviewing people at political rallies and other events. Callaghan captured the events leading up to and on Jan. 6 from the point of view of some of the people fomenting the chaos.
“January 6th” from Discovery+ touts itself as the definitive story of the siege of the Capitol. The story is told from the perspective of some of the law enforcement officers and lawmakers at the Capitol that day.
HBO also has another documentary called “Pelosi in the House”, which tells the story of the Capitol attack from then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s point-of-view. Alexandra Pelosi, an accomplished documentary filmmaker and daughter of Nancy Pelosi, shot the film over the course of three decades.
Away from the lights and cameras, on Monday the U.S. Capitol police chief said his force is prepared for any possible future attacks on Congress. Chief Tom Manger said the current threat climate against elected officials requires “continued and heightened vigilance.”
President Joe Biden, who condemned the riot as a threat to democracy, will attend a ceremony at the White House to mark the two year anniversary. The president’s schedule said the ceremony would take place in the East Room of the White House, but didn’t elaborate on what the ceremony would entail.