On the eve of the one year anniversary of the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol, former President Carter urged Americans to come together amid increased political division in the country “before it is too late.”
“Our great nation now teeters on the brink of a widening abyss,” Carter wrote in a guest essay published by The New York Times. “Without immediate action, we are at genuine risk of civil conflict and losing our precious democracy. Americans must set aside differences and work together before it is too late.”
“All four of us former presidents condemned their actions and affirmed the legitimacy of the 2020 election,” he also wrote of the attack on Jan. 6.
“There followed a brief hope that the insurrection would shock the nation into addressing the toxic polarization that threatens our democracy,” Carter said. “However, one year on, promoters of the lie that the