Schumer, on Jan. 6 anniversary, warns US democracy could ‘vanish’

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New York Daily News

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday that the risk level to the nation’s system of government is flashing red, warning the democracy could “vanish” as he sought to place last year’s Jan. 6 Capitol siege in the context of global history. “When democracies are in danger, it often starts with a mob,” Schumer said in forceful anniversary remarks from the floor of the Senate. “That’s what happened a year ago here in this building: a mob attack. And for mob violence to win the day, it doesn’t need everyone to join in. It just needs a critical mass of people to stay out of the …

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