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Prince Georgians React to Jan. 6 Insurrection One Year Later
Jan 5, 2022
By: William J. Ford
Sherman Hardy said the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol should remind Americans how history often repeats itself.
The 37-year-old real estate agent and Air Force veteran described last year’s attack as politically and racially motivated while federal lawmakers sought to certify the presidential election.
“What we need to learn from that incident is democracy is slipping away,” said Hardy, a Democrat from Clinton, Maryland, running for Prince George’s County executive. “The military members who took part in this should have their benefits removed immediately. This was devastating. I don’t want people to forget what happened.”
Hardy and other residents interviewed said former Republican President Donald Trump stirred his supporters to engage in violence which resulted in the death of five people including U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick.
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