Yes, democracy *really* is in danger



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Ron Johnson (R-WI), who has publicly tried to downplay the events of January 6th. “},{“title”:”New book calls Obama a ‘parasite’ on the Democratic Party”,”duration”:”02:06″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/28/obama-trump-edward-isaac-dovere-book-lead-sot-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/28/obama-trump-edward-isaac-dovere-book-lead-sot-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/201024165230-01-barack-obama-miami-1024-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/28/obama-trump-edward-isaac-dovere-book-lead-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/jake-tapper-profile” target=”_blank”>Jake Tapperu003c/a> speaks with author Edward-Isaac Dovere about his new book “Battle for the Soul” and the harsh words former President Barack Obama had for his successor, former President Donald Trump.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/jake-tapper-profile” target=”_blank”>Jake Tapperu003c/a> speaks with author Edward-Isaac Dovere about his new book “Battle for the Soul” and the harsh words former President Barack Obama had for his successor, former President Donald Trump.”},{“title”:”Gangel: This is what Nancy Pelosi can do next to investigate Jan. 6th”,”duration”:”01:02″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/28/jamie-gangel-pelosi-jan-6-commission-select-committee-sot-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/28/jamie-gangel-pelosi-jan-6-commission-select-committee-sot-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210528165643-jamie-gangel-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/28/jamie-gangel-pelosi-jan-6-commission-select-committee-sot-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”CNN’s Jamie Gangel discusses what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could do next to investigate the January 6th insurrection after the bill to create a bipartisan commission was blocked.”,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Jamie Gangel discusses what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could do next to investigate the January 6th insurrection after the bill to create a bipartisan commission was blocked.”},{“title”:”Senate GOP blocks bipartisan commission into Capitol attack”,”duration”:”03:03″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”https://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2021/05/28/january-6-commission-vote-senate-republicans-block-nobles-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2021/05/28/january-6-commission-vote-senate-republicans-block-nobles-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/210528171632-january-6-commission-vote-senate-republicans-block-nobles-dnt-lead-vpx-00001330-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2021/05/28/january-6-commission-vote-senate-republicans-block-nobles-dnt-lead-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/”,”description”:”A u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/2021/05/28/politics/january-6-commission-vote-senate/index.html” target=”_blank”>crucial Senate vote on a billu003c/a> to create an independent inquiry to investigate the deadly January 6 Capitol Hill riot failed, falling short of the 10 Republican votes needed to advance and illustrating GOP efforts to move on from the insurrection that left five people dead and injured 140 police officers. 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