The somber Jan. 6 anniversary has renewed determination among President Joe Biden and other Democrats to act on voting rights legislation, which they say would protect future elections and the institutions of U.S. democracy.

Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., became emotional on Capitol Hill as he wrestled with the impact of the deadly attack one year later. “If anyone out there doesn’t think that democracy and our way of life is hanging by a thin thread, then they’re not paying attention,” he said Thursday.

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