Well said.This hearing is a disgrace to this country, and since when did "1776" become a negative term that will get a person who utters it sanctioned? The civil suits to prevent MTG and other Republicans from running for office are a much great attack on Democracy or representative government than the protest on January 6.
Legal definition of insurrection: “a violent uprising by a group or movement acting for the specific purpose of overthrowing the constituted government and seizing its powers. "
The Jan 6 protest was not an insurrection. No one was trying to seize the power of government that day. Trump was still in power on Jan 6 for one thing and no one has been charged with insurrection for participating in the protest or vandalism. The worst acts of violence that day were perpetrated by Capitol Hill police, including the murder of Ashlii Babbit an unarmed protester who was only about 10 ft away from armed police at the moment she was shot.