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'Our democracy remains hanging by a thread,' Austin congressman says a year after the Jan. 6 insurrection

Congressman Lloyd Doggett speaks at a vigil on Thursday reflecting on the Jan. 6, 2021 attack.
Gabriel C. Pérez
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Congressman Lloyd Doggett speaks at a vigil in Austin on Thursday reflecting on the Jan. 6, 2021 attack.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin says he and his staff were barricaded in their office on Jan. 6, 2021, as an angry mob supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.

He said many of his colleagues feared for their lives, as well as the state of the nation’s democracy.

About 50 people gathered in front of the Texas Capitol on Thursday, the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, to reflect on that day and discuss strengthening voting rights.
Gabriel C. Pérez
/
KUT
About 50 people gathered in front of the Texas Capitol on Thursday, the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, to reflect on that day and discuss strengthening voting rights.

A year later, he recalls what happens that day and says the country’s democratic principles remain under attack.

Listen to his story above.

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