Writing at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Will Bunch notes that most of the persons who stormed the Capitol last week were not poor and downtrodden. He points out that
Political junkies like us remember 2000?s “Brooks Brothers riot” of well-heeled GOP activists and lobbyists that successfully halted Florida vote recounting in populous Dade County. Apparently what we witnessed Wednesday was the “Pottery Barn insurrection.” As key figures who invaded the Capitol have been steadily identified over the last five or six days, it’s remarkable how many alleged lawbreakers emerged from upscale zip codes.
He goes on to explore why persons from the middle, if not upper, echelons of society chose to attempt to overturn the election. Follow the link for his conclusions.