For months, Trump and the right-wing propaganda network have been howling and screaming about how dangerous the “antifa” and Black Lives Matter protesters are and how much of a threat they pose to public safety — but once again, we’re shown that it’s the Trumpers who resort to violence at the drop of a hat.
As the counting of the Electoral College ballots and the certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 victory began, a mob of Trump supporters charged up the Capitol steps and began clashing with police officers.
BREAKING: Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun
This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them pic.twitter.com/VVdTUwV5YN
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) January 6, 2021
Whoa: Trump supporters going at it with the police on the steps of the Capitol as Congress counts the Electoral College ballots inside pic.twitter.com/LiQhaa5KkQ
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 6, 2021
BREAKING: 2 buildings at the U.S. Capitol complex evacuated as Trump supporters clash with police pic.twitter.com/MjDddVl3dc
— BNO News (@BNONews) January 6, 2021
They just put up a cross in front of the capitol building pic.twitter.com/0LrGQ5zj9e
— Anna Timmer (@VeritasSola) January 6, 2021
Capitol police were forced to evacuate the Madison Building of the Library of Congress and the Cannon House office building as a mob of Trump fans approached.
NEW: Capitol Police have ordered the evacuation of the Cannon House Office Building, and the Madison Building (Library of Congress) amid protests outside the Capitol.
— Ben Siegel (@bensiegel) January 6, 2021
I just had to evacuate my office because of a pipe bomb reported outside. Supporters of the President are trying to force their way into the Capitol and I can hear what sounds like multiple gunshots. (1/2)
— Rep. Elaine Luria (@RepElaineLuria) January 6, 2021
I’m sheltering in place in my office. The building next door has been evacuated. I can’t believe I have to write this.
— Rep. Haley Stevens (@RepHaleyStevens) January 6, 2021
This was seemingly inevitable after all the energy that Trump and his allies have spent riling up his supporters, inciting violence, and painting himself as the victim of a conspiracy when in reality it is Trump himself who is attempting to subvert our democracy and orchestrate the world’s dumbest coup in broad daylight.
While the Trumpers say they are here to fight to uphold the Constitution, they are idiot pawns in a naked power grab by a would-be despot and have no respect for the rule of law or the institutions our nation was founded on.
But let’s call this what this is: the president of the United States incited a mob to sack the Capitol in order to steal an election for him.
Peter Navarro releases 36-page report alleging election fraud 'more than sufficient' to swing victory to Trump https://t.co/D8KrMHnFdK. A great report by Peter. Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election. Big protest in D.C. on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2020
If a Democrat Presidential Candidate had an Election Rigged & Stolen, with proof of such acts at a level never seen before, the Democrat Senators would consider it an act of war, and fight to the death. Mitch & the Republicans do NOTHING, just want to let it pass. NO FIGHT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2020
THIS IS AN ONGOING STORY THAT WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION EMERGES.