The Journey Inward Who Stormed The Capitol On Jan. 6, 2021?
Last updated 9/29/2021 at 11:39am
On Jan. 6, a mob of around 800 people who were composed of 93 percent white and 86 percent male entered the United States Capitol in support of Donald Trump.
Assumptions have been made about who these people were. One such assumption has been that the rioters were predominately right-wing militia groups, such as Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and Three Percenters. Another assumption is that rioters came from “Red States” and predominately rural counties. Some have suggested many were unemployed, lonely and isolated.
These assumptions are incorrect. Robert A. Pape, a political scientist pro...