Olympic Athletes at the Attempted Coup
By Maja Tate
Last week American’s witnessed one of the darkest days in our democracy. Trump supporters stormed the capitol building with the desire to stop the transition of power from President Donald Trump to President-Elect Joe Biden. While most of the crowd was ordinary people, one person who stuck out was Klete Keller. Keller is a former USA Olympic swimmer with 5 medals. Keller has been charged with violent entry, disorderly conduct, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, along with others. Keller was reported to authorities after several team members and coaches recognized his Team USA jacket that he was wearing during the riot. At this point in time there have been questions about the possibility of him being stripped of his medals, although there is no conclusive answer to that question.