Mr Trump’s media cheerleaders, all law-and-order obsessives, may find it hard to dismiss Wednesday’s images from the Capitol. Middle America dislikes mob violence and cherishes the symbols of its democracy. The Republicans lost support after Timothy McVeigh blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, in 1995. The parallel is inexact, but indicates how far Mr Trump and his MAGA shocktroops appear to have overstepped.
Original source: Law and disorder: Republicans react to Donald Trump