“History in the Making” Senator Whitehouse recounts the Trump Insurrection

The Newport Historical Society’s Executive Director Ruth Taylor recently sat down with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse to document his experiences on January 6, 2021 as part of their new initiative History in the Making

“Senator Whitehouse’s account of his personal experiences during the attack on the Capitol is elucidating and chilling,” Taylor explains. “We are living in clearly historic times that should be recorded for the future.” Senator Whitehouse recounts his day in its entirety—from arriving at the Capitol, to his time during the attacks and the importance of completing the day’s objective to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. 

The History in the Making initiative seeks to document present-day developments and tensions as a way of connecting the future to the past.

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