PolitiFact | Was the storming of the US Capitol a coup? An academic group now says yes

After studying the events of Jan. 6, the Coup D’etat Project at the University of Illinois’ Cline Center for Advanced Social Research has determined that the storming of the U.S. Capitol qualifies as an attempted coup.

• The center’s evaluation found that the Capitol rioters posed a credible threat to the power of the legislative branch, that the attackers were trying to change who controls the government, and that the assault included at least some elements of advance organization.

PolitiFact | Was the storming of the US Capitol a coup? An academic group now says yes