Three years since the January 6th attack on our nation's capitol

This weekend marks three years since the attack on our nation's capitol on January 6th.

Many believe this was ignited by a rally held by former President Donald Trump, seen as an interference with the peaceful transfer of power.

Currently, some states are attempting to disqualify him from the 2024 ballot because of the January 6th incident.

There are still ongoing cases.

Over 20 people have been charged in Michigan, and over 15 people have been charged in Indiana.

Among them is Jeffrey Munger, a resident of Goshen, who pleaded guilty in connection with the January 6th riot at The Capitol.

He pleaded guilty to parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building. Other charges were dismissed.

In a recent survey by the Washington Post and the University of Maryland, they found around 46% of Americans believe Donald Trump's actions on January 6th should disqualify him from being president.

Another 17% say his actions raise questions about his fitness for the job.

33% feel his involvement is basically irrelevant to his fitness for office. Just recently, the Colorado Supreme Court decided Trump could not be on the primary election ballot due to the 14th Amendment’s insurrectionist ban.

Trump was additionally kicked off the ballot in Maine.

I spoke to Chad Kinsella, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Ball State University.

In this general election year, he says he's concerned about the division in our country.

“Bring down the animosity level, it's time to get along a little bit, bring the rancor down a little bit so that we don't have these steep feelings, and feel like there is this other side there that we're sort of diametrically opposed to that we have to draw a line in the sand and think about violence," said Kinsella.

There are about a dozen other states with pending lawsuits to get Trump off the ballot for the primaries.

Kinsella says there also may be a possibility to remove Trump from the ballot in the general election this November if he ends up being the GOP nominee.

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