January 6, 2020, will be remembered as one of the most significant attacks on American democracy since the Civil War. Following months of misinformation about the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, supporters of former President Trump, incited by their leader’s speech few instances before, stormed the Capitol building to stop members of Congress from certifying the electoral vote. The chaos that unfolded at the Capitol is a reminder that even the oldest democracy in the world is not impervious from falling into the hands of authoritarian leaders and their ideologies.