[194], Although a few evangelical leaders supported the riots,[192] most condemned the violence and criticized Trump for inciting the crowd. [134] In a January 4 memo, Miller prohibited deploying D.C. Guard members with weapons, helmets, body armor or riot control agents without his personal approval. [197], At the time, the joint session of Congress – which had already voted to accept the nine electoral votes from Alabama and three from Alaska without objection – was split so that each chamber could separately consider an objection to accepting Arizona's electoral votes that had been raised by Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and endorsed by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). "[205][206][207] Outside, the mob chanted, "Hang Mike Pence! [292] By 3:40 p.m., a number of congressional Republicans called upon Trump to more specifically condemn violence and to tell his supporters to end the occupation of the Capitol: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R–CA) said that he had phoned Trump to ask him to "calm individuals down" but that Trump had defended the rioters, saying, "Well, Kevin, I guess these people are more upset about the election than you are" provoking McCarthy to yell "Who the fuck do you think you're talking to? [283], Trump was in the West Wing of the White House at the time. ";[294][295] Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued a tweet telling Trump that "it is crucial you help restore order by sending resources to assist the police and ask those doing this to stand down"; and Representative Mike Gallagher (R–WI), in a video message, told Trump to "call it off". Paul P. Murphy, Katelyn Polantz and Marshall Cohen. At 1:58 p.m., Capitol Police officers removed a barricade on the northeast side of the Capitol. at his Republican colleagues. Eastman. [7], After the election, Trump waged a 77-day campaign to subvert the election, first through legal challenges and then (once those failed) through an extralegal effort. The House was gaveled into recess, but would resume a few minutes later. Aides to Mitch McConnell, barricaded in a room just off a hallway, heard a rioter outside the door "praying loudly", asking for "the evil of Congress [to] be brought to an end". "[254], The Associated Press reviewed public and online records of more than 120 participants after the storming and found that many of them shared conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election on social media and had also believed other QAnon and "deep state" conspiracy theories. Stay peaceful! [348] At least 138 police officers (73 Capitol Police officers, 65 Metropolitan Police Department officers) were injured,[21] including at least 15 who were hospitalized, some with severe injuries. [127], Also on January 4, Capitol Police chief Steven Sund was refused additional National Guard support by House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul D. Irving and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael C. Some verbal and physical attacks on reporters were reported, with attackers denigrating media outlets as providing "fake news". At 9:58 p.m., the Senate rejected the objection 93–6, with only six Republicans voting in favor: Ted Cruz (TX), Josh Hawley (MO), Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS), John Neely Kennedy (LA), Roger Marshall (KS), and Tommy Tuberville (AL). 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Where is the America that emphasized the fundamental importance of checks and balances and the separation of powers, living up to Abraham Lincoln’s ideal of “government of the people, by the people, for the people?”, Of course, that road was never a straight one; there were mistakes along the way. [144] Around 9:00 a.m., Representative Mo Brooks told the crowd, "Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass. [499] Trump was impeached for the second time on January 13. [438][439], The phrase "Storm the Capitol" was mentioned 100,000 times in the 30 days preceding the events; many of these were in viral tweet threads which included details on how to enter the building. Be there, will be wild! [113] However, the FBI decided not to distribute a formal intelligence bulletin. [500][501], Senate Democrats asked to begin the trial immediately, while Trump was still in office, but McConnell blocked the plan. [107], After the event members of the Oath Keepers anti-government paramilitary group were indicted on conspiracy charges for allegedly staging a planned mission in the Capitol. To continue browsing, List of incidents of political violence in Washington, D.C. Republican reactions to Donald Trump's claims of 2020 election fraud, Demonstrations in support of Donald Trump, Timeline of protests against Donald Trump, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, "Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared", "The Capitol riot shows the growing danger of right-wing extremism", "U.S. Capitol siege emboldens motley crew of extremists", "Right-wing extremist chatter spreads on new platforms as threat of political violence ramps up", "Capitol riots: What are far-right Trump supporters saying? [26] The majority were not affiliated with a specific far-right group and had been more informally radicalized by right-wing Internet, social media, or television. There, rioters dragged three D.C. Metro police officers out of formation and down a set of stairs, trapped them in a crowd, and assaulted them with improvised weapons (including hockey sticks, crutches, flags, poles, sticks, and stolen police shields) as the mob chanted "police stand down!" [365][366][367] Boyland was trampled to death by people rushing to breach a tunnel entrance on the west side of the Capitol;[368] she was a radicalized follower of QAnon whose family had begged her not to attend. [33] On the morning of January 6, at a "Save America" rally on the Ellipse, Trump repeated false claims of election irregularities[34] and said, "if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore". ", "Extremists and Mainstream Trump Supporters Plan to Protest Congressional Certification of Biden's Victory", "January 2021 Washington, D.C., Security Outlook: Intelligence Report, Part Three", "United States v. 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[315] FBI and Department of Homeland Security agents wearing riot gear entered the Dirksen Senate Office Building around 4:30 p.m.[316], New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced at 4:57 p.m. that elements of the New Jersey State Police were being deployed to the District of Columbia at the request of D.C. officials, and that the New Jersey National Guard was prepared for deployment if necessary. [404], One protester was arrested on charges of theft. [218][219] Amid the security concerns, Representative Dean Phillips (D–MN) yelled, "This is because of you!" [148], On January 6, the "Save America" rally of Trump supporters filled The Ellipse, which is just south of the White House grounds and about 1.6 miles from the Capitol. "[289] Concerned that Trump may have committed treason through his actions, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone reportedly advised administration officials to avoid contact with Trump and ignore any illegal orders that could further incite the attack to limit their prosecutorial liability under the Sedition Act of 1918. [162] Signs around the stage carried the slogan "Save America March". Thursday 07 January 2021 15:47. comments. A lone Capitol Police officer, Eugene Goodman, worked to slow the mob down as he radioed that they had reached the second floor. But that didn’t happen. [441] On January 27, the storming was classified as an "attempted dissident coup" by the Coup D'état Project, an initiative of the University of Illinois's Cline Center that catalogs attempted coups,[442][443] although their 2013 coup typology only includes "dissident actions" and "attempted coup". [220] The House resumed debate around 2:25 p.m. Around 2:30, when Gosar finished speaking, the House went into recess again. [528] At the Vancouver rally, CBC photojournalist Ben Nelms was assaulted by one of the demonstrators. Irving called back with formal approval an hour later. [259] Police officers and a police chief from departments in multiple states are under investigation for their alleged involvement in the riot. [494], On January 11, 2021, Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and Ted Lieu (D-CA) introduced to the House a single article of impeachment against Trump, which they had written, for "incitement of insurrection" in urging his supporters to march on the Capitol building. They are truly on the side of our Country. She and Republican Senator Marco Rubio took pictures with riot leaders. Capitol staff were asked to move into offices and lock their doors and windows; those outside were advised to "seek cover". — Sakib (@SakibArain) January 6, 2021 Episode 4 of season 32 straight up predicted civil war, violent protests, and Trump supporters basically destroying the USA. [481], The FBI opened more than 400 subject case files in connection with the attack, and more than 500 grand jury subpoenas and search warrants were issued. In Christ's holy name, we pray." Lawmakers were still inside and being evacuated, with Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy and a few other individuals being taken to a "secure location". "[254] They were older than participants in previous far-right violent demonstrations and more likely to be employed, with 40% being business owners. [378][379] His death is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Branch, the USCP, and federal authorities. "[9][84] The "March to Save America" and rally that preceded the riots at the Capitol were initially organized by Women for America First, a 501(c)(4) organization chaired by Amy Kremer, co-founder of Women for Trump. 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[104] Roger Stone recorded a video for Stop The Steal Security Project to raise funds "for the staging, the transportation and most importantly the security" of the event. - Demonstrators breeched security … [240][244] Sund told The Washington Post on January 10 that he suspected the pipe bombs were intentionally placed to draw police away from the Capitol;[170] Representative Tim Ryan (D–OH) echoed the sentiment in a virtual news conference on January 11, who said "we do believe there was some level of coordination ... because of the pipe bombs ... that immediately drew attention away from the breach that was happening". The approval activated 340 troops, with no more than 114 to be deployed at any given time. [426], Over 70 other countries and international organizations expressed their concerns over the protests and condemned the violence, with some specifically condemning Trump's own role in inciting the attack. [26][27], Acting U.S. Attorney Sherwin said that "almost all" of the cases charged in federal court have involved "significant federal felonies" with sentences between five and twenty years. As they set off, Ethan Nordean used a megaphone to issue instructions, and said "if you're not a Proud Boy, please get out of the way". ... January 07, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch. "[292] By 3:25 p.m., Trump tweeted "I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. [155], Trump called for his supporters to "walk down to the Capitol" to "cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women and we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them." It is time for America’s friends to speak honestly and to offer what support they can in pushing back the dark clouds obscuring America’s beautiful mosaic and suffocating almost 250 years of American greatness. [483] Some criminal indictments are under seal. America's supporters condemned riots which temporarily stopped the certifying of votes declaring Joe Biden the nation's next president, while its enemies commented on the chaos with smug satisfaction. Where is the America that enshrined its Wilsonian concepts of freedom in the League of Nations and then contributed so greatly to multilateralism through the United Nations? Delegate Derrick Evans has been federally charged", "Derrick Evans resigns W.Va. House after entering U.S. Capitol with mob", "Sen. Amanda Chase files federal lawsuit against Virginia Senate after censure", "Six hours of paralysis: Inside Trump's failure to act after a mob stormed the Capitol", "Live Updates: Pro-Trump Protesters Storm the Capitol", "Capitol Attack Leads Democrats to Demand That Trump Leave Office", "Senior Trump Official: We Were Wrong, He's a 'Fascist, "Sasse says Trump was 'delighted' and 'excited' by reports of Capitol riot", "Trump called Senator Mike Lee, phone record shows". [217] As Pence and his family were being escorted from the Senate chamber to a nearby hideaway, they came within a minute of being visible to rioters on a staircase only 100 feet away. America woke up stunned on Thursday after a mob of Donald Trump supporters staged an insurrection at the US Capitol building in Washington DC the … [472], Questions have been raised in the media regarding the discrepancy in police response to Black Lives Matter and white supremacist protesters, including the rioters who stormed the US Capitol. After Capitol riots, Russia slams US’s ‘archaic’ electoral system. Riot in Washington DC: This is America! [23] Because the Capitol is not insured against loss, taxpayers will pay for damage inflicted by the siege. [148], At about noon, Trump arrived at The Ellipse from the White House, and addressed the rally. [392] Rioters also destroyed a display honoring the life of congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis. [82][83], On December 18, four days after the Electoral College voted, Trump called for supporters to attend a rally before the January 6 Congressional vote count, to continue his challenge to the validity of several states' election results. "[158] He called upon his supporters to "fight much harder" against "bad people";[156] told the crowd that "you are allowed to go by very different rules";[156] said that his supporters were "not going to take it any longer";[155] framed the moment as a last stand,[155] suggested that Pence and other Republican officials put themselves in danger by accepting Biden's victory;[156] and told the crowd that he would march with them to the Capitol (although he did not do so). Many more are hurting. Meanwhile, at The Ellipse, Oath Keepers wearing black hoodies with prominent logos left the rally at 12:52 p.m. and changed into Army Combat Uniforms, with helmets, on their way to the Capitol. 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[446] Furthermore, Trump was banned from other major social media outlets including Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat. [287] Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) said that senior White House officials told him that Trump was "delighted" to hear that rioters were entering the Capitol. 24 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors, H.Res.31 – Condemning and censuring Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama, Article of Impeachment against Donald J. 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