Pro-Trump mobs storm the Capitol building and fire shots in House chamber
Earlier today, many pro-Trump protestors took to the Capitol to complain that Trump lost the completely fair and legal 2020 election, when a group of especially irate Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building, literally pushing past police and guards and actually entering the state building as shots were fired into the House chamber where the Senate had been certifying the electoral votes.
Video of Capitol breakin. Trump protesters are demanding to see senators pic.twitter.com/w7jTNYAedd— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) January 6, 2021
“Shots fired” pic.twitter.com/l0SklfIVO3
— Courtney (@coco2love_) January 6, 2021
WATCH: @krisvancleave reports as U.S. Capitol Police and pro-Trump protesters clash, while some office buildings in the Capitol Complex are evacuated https://t.co/wTKxzqAo9U pic.twitter.com/BObYpoYufy
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 6, 2021
Rotunda door now breached, Capitol Police say. Loud smashing noises as more Trump protesters surge into building pic.twitter.com/vjCGuPFUUF— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) January 6, 2021
Some protestors even scaled the walls and climbed onto scaffolding to enter the building.
Several people got on to a scaffolding outside Senate, took it to second floor, which looked like the area where McConnell’s office is located, and started banging on windows pic.twitter.com/IIZ21nkzFT— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
People are now scaling the Capitol walls. And Martha McCallum reassures the Fox audience, with no apparent irony, that the protests “remain peaceful.” pic.twitter.com/w6gz91kZnr
— Jeremy W. Peters (@jwpetersNYT) January 6, 2021
Protestors in MAGA hats and carrying confederate flags were reportedly demanding to “see Senators” who are currently in the process of certifying the election, though that’s now on pause as Congress members have all been forced to evacuate to an undisclosed location for safety.
Current scene at the Capital.
Buildings are locked down and everyone is sheltering in. pic.twitter.com/lYvoX1ra6r
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2021
Images are surfacing of Trump supporters sitting in offices inside the building.
The mobs have taken over the House chamber.
They’re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling “Trump won that election!” This is insane pic.twitter.com/p6CXhBDSFT— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
Many online are now asking: Where is the National Guard? Where are the rubber bullets the White House was so happy to spray out onto crowds of Black Lives Matter protestors this summer? The attack dogs?
Department of Defense denies request by DC officials to deploy the National Guard to the US Capitol, the Washington Post reports now — only months after they tear gassed peaceful protestors at the White House.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) January 6, 2021
Where the hell is the National Guard? I recall Trump was quick to get their protection for a walk to a church. https://t.co/m1jhRs1DoS
— Brahm Resnik (@brahmresnik) January 6, 2021
This is a developing story.