“An angry mob led by unscrupulous politicians stormed the Capitol and & nbsp; np; almost succeeded & nbs; & mdash; said Carter.
He & nbsp; pointed out that & nbsp; the former presidents condemned the actions of the protesters and & nbsp; confirmed the legitimacy of the 2020 elections.
While there was hope then that the takeover of the American Parliament Building would “shake” the nation and stop its political polarization, Carter said, American values are now under threat.
“Our great nation is now teetering on the edge of a widening chasm. & lt; & hellip; & gt; Without & nbsp; immediate action, we & nbsp; risk facing & nbsp; civil conflict and & nbsp; losing our precious democracy & nbsp; & nbsp; & mdash; he wrote.
The former president cited research data that 36% of Americans believe the US will have to use force to “ save '' American way of life. The politician is confident that & nbsp; this threatens democracy.
Carter urged Americans to follow fundamental constitutional principles and laws, as well as resist polarization that changes political identity.
On January 6 last year, Trump supporters attacked the & nbsp; Capitol, blocking & nbsp; several hours of the work of the congress. In the & nbsp; as a result of the riots, a protester and a policeman were killed, and three more died from & nbsp; reasons not related to & nbsp; violence. After the protesters were expelled from the & nbsp; building, congressmen approved the victory of Joe Biden in the & nbsp; presidential elections.
In the & nbsp; ten months after the events of January 6 & nbsp; American law enforcement agencies arrested over 675 people in all 50 states on charges related to & nbsp; participation in the & nbsp; storming of the Capitol. More than 210 of them are suspected of assaulting or obstructing police officers, the Justice Department said.