Protesters gather in Washington, DC on January 6, fuelled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS Protesters gather in Washington, DC on January 6, fuelled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS
Protesters gather in Washington, DC on January 6, fuelled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS
Aynne Kokas
Opinion

Opinion

Aynne Kokas

Storming of US Capitol: US lawmakers advocating for democracy abroad must look closer to home

  • The violent attempt to overturn the results of a legal election is an attack on US democratic institutions
  • Republican lawmakers who have been passionate in supporting Hong Kong democracy protesters should not in good conscience support such attacks

Protesters gather in Washington, DC on January 6, fuelled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS Protesters gather in Washington, DC on January 6, fuelled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS
Protesters gather in Washington, DC on January 6, fuelled by President Donald Trump’s continued claims of election fraud. Photo: Los Angeles Times / TNS
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Aynne Kokas

Aynne Kokas

Aynne Kokas is a senior faculty fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs, a professor of Sino-US relations at University of Virginia, and a former fellow at the Library of Congress.