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How Were Pro-Trump Extremists Able To Storm The US Capitol?

Damage is seen inside the US Capitol building early on Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington, DC, after supporters of US President Donald Trump breeched security and entered the building during a session of Congress. - Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held today, January 6, to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusations the president was attempting a coup. (Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)
Damage is seen inside the US Capitol building early on Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington, DC, after supporters of US President Donald Trump breeched security and entered the building during a session of Congress. - Donald Trump's supporters stormed a session of Congress held today, January 6, to certify Joe Biden's election win, triggering unprecedented chaos and violence at the heart of American democracy and accusations the president was attempting a coup. (Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images)

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks to national security analyst Malcolm Nance about the lack of security that allowed a mob of extremists to storm the United States Capitol on Wednesday.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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