The sword analogy only works if we hold these people accountable, which beyond the rank and file that actually lined up to break into the Capitol I doubt. Otherwise it's like a person suffering a heart attack.
Even if the heart attack is stopped and the person is saved, the heart becomes weaker with every successive heart attack because part of the heart muscle dies each time. Eventually the heart can no longer do its job and the person either gets a transplant (a whole new system of government), or they die
masto instance for the tildeverse