Byron York’s column about the Capitol riot is pathetic, an apologist’s view of an attempt to overthrow the government.

He leaves out the bombs, makeshift gallows and dismisses the weapons used by insurrectionists as they chanted “hang Mike Pence and Pelosi.”

To downplay one of Donald Trump’s many efforts to disrupt and overthrow the duly elected president is sickening and beneath any journalistic standards.

KURT SCHELLHASS

retired manager

Kenner