"[254] They were older than participants in previous far-right violent demonstrations and more likely to be employed, with 40% being business owners. [315] Regarding calls for the president to be prosecuted for inciting the violence that led to the five deaths,[478][479] Sherwin suggested that Trump could be investigated for comments he made to his supporters before they stormed the Capitol. Northam issues State of Emergency, institutes curfew in Alexandria, Arlington", "Armed DHS agents were on standby near Capitol riot, were sent too late", "Pentagon placed limits on D.C. Guard ahead of pro-Trump protests due to narrow mission", "Gov. [233], Multiple rioters, using the cameras on their cell phones, documented themselves occupying the Capitol and the offices of various representatives,[234][235][236] storming the offices of Speaker Pelosi,[237][238] accessing secure computers and stealing a laptop. "Trump, speaking to protesters, declares 'we will never concede. [409][410], After drawing widespread condemnation from Congress, members of his administration, and the media, Trump released a video-taped statement on January 7 to stop the resignations of his staff and the threats of impeachment or removal from office. (File photo: Reuters) ... Pelosi says Democrats plan to remove Trump over Capitol riots. In Christ's holy name, we pray." Websites such as TheDonald.win (a successor to the Reddit forum r/The_Donald), social networking service Parler, chat app Telegram, Gab, and others, were used to discuss previous Trump rallies and made plans for storming the Capitol. [60] Several social media and technology companies suspended or banned Trump's accounts from their platforms,[61][62] and many business organizations cut ties with him. Today I sadly look upon an America tearing itself apart, united only in its divisiveness. [86] Epley's events took place on January 5 and 6. Miller. At 4:22 p.m., Trump issued a video message on social media that was later taken down by Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. [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. [+] on January 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. [23] Because the Capitol is not insured against loss, taxpayers will pay for damage inflicted by the siege. [1] An investigation by BuzzFeed News identified more than a dozen fundraisers to pay for travel to the planned rally. Her column appears bi-weekly. [281] Amanda Chase was censured by the Virginia State Senate for her actions surrounding the event;[282] in response she filed a federal lawsuit against that body. [399] A 19th-century marble bust of President Zachary Taylor was defaced with what seemed to be blood, but the most important works in the Capitol collection, such as the John Trumbull paintings, were unharmed. Pence handed the floor from Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to Senator James Lankford (R-OK). (File photo: Reuters). [446] Furthermore, Trump was banned from other major social media outlets including Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat. - Demonstrators breeched security … [293], By 3:50 p.m., White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that the National Guard and "other federal protective services" had been deployed. [251] According to the FBI, the majority of individual participants in the riot who appeared on its terrorist watchlist "are suspected white supremacists. Here's a clip. [151] On February 22, Watkins changed her story and said she only interacted with the Secret Service as she passed through the security check before the rally. [390][23] On the Capitol's exterior, two 19th-century bronze light fixtures designed by Frederick Law Olmsted were damaged. "[417][418] On January 19, Senate Majority Leader McConnell said "the mob was fed lies" and "they were provoked by the president and other powerful people. So go home. "This Video of Jan. 6's Insurrection Should Be Mandatory", FBI Seeking Information Related to Violent Activity at the U.S Capitol Building, H. Res. "[149] Amy Kremer told attendees "it is up to you and I to save this Republic" and called on them to "keep up the fight". [77] These attempts to overturn the election have been characterized by some as an attempted coup d'état[78] and an implementation of the "big lie". [484][485] As of February 12, 2021, at least 237 people have been arrested and charged with crimes. [364], Three others also died: Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia; Kevin Greeson, 55, from Athens, Alabama; and Benjamin Philips, 50, of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The lawsuit alleges that by preventing Congress from carrying out its constitutional duties "by the use of force, intimidation, and threat", Trump, Giuliani and the hate groups directly violated the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act. [24][389] Windows were smashed throughout the building, leaving the floor littered with glass and debris. [131] Capitol Police chief Sund said his department had developed a plan to respond to "First Amendment activities" but had not planned for the "criminal riotous behavior" they encountered. [396][397][398], The rioters caused extensive physical damage. [94] Plans were coordinated on "alt-tech" platforms distinct from larger social media platforms such as Reddit or Twitter, which had implemented bans to censor violent language and images. [476][477], On January 7, Michael R. Sherwin, the interim United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, said rioters could be charged with seditious conspiracy or insurrection. When Trump watches television, the adviser explained, he will pause a recorded program to take a phone call, but "if it's live TV, he watches it, and he was just watching it all unfold. "[98], Organizations that participated in the event include: Black Conservatives Fund, Eighty Percent Coalition, Moms For America, Peaceably Gather, Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, Rule of Law Defense Fund, Stop The Steal, Turning Point Action, Tea Party Patriots, Women For America First, and Wildprotest.com. [148], Representative Madison Cawthorn (R–NC) said, "This crowd has some fight. [77] Trump then mounted a campaign to pressure Republican governors, secretaries of state, and Republican-controlled state legislatures to nullify results, by replacing slates of Biden electors with those declared to Trump, or manufacturing evidence of fraud; and demanding lawmakers investigate supposed election "irregularities", such as by conducting signature matches of mail-in ballots (regardless of efforts already undertaken). In 1621 Plymouth colonists and Native Americans celebrated a harvest Thanksgiving feast together, but those native populations were later also wiped out. [135] On January 22, Miller disputed the criticism that the Pentagon had delayed deployment of the Guard, calling it "complete horseshit". [198][199], While debate over the Arizona electoral college votes continued, an armed police officer entered the Senate chamber, positioned facing the back entrance of the chamber. [172], Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate Michael C. Stenger accompanied a group of senators including Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) to a secure location in a Senate office building. "[131] Military news website SOFREP reported that "several" Secret‑level laptops were stolen, some of which had been abandoned while still logged in to SIPRNet, causing authorities to temporarily shut down SIPRNet for a security update on January 7 and leading the United States Army Special Operations Command to re-authorize all SIPRNet-connected computers on January 8. ", "Several arrested on gun charges as pro-Trump rallies begin in DC", "Trump supporters gather in DC for peaceful Save America March before some storm Capitol", "Faculty call for firing of Chapman University professor who spoke at pro-Trump rally", "Mo Brooks: Today patriots start 'kicking ass' in fighting vote results", "Did Rudy Giuliani Call for 'Trial By Combat' Before Trump Mob Broke Into Capitol? Capitol riot arrests: See who's been charged across the U.S. What Parler Saw During the Attack on the Capitol, Senate Impeachment Trial: January 6 Video Montage (13:24). [468] A researcher scraped roughly 80 terabytes of public posts from the service, which included more than 1 million videos with GPS metadata. [253], An academic analysis reported in The Atlantic found that of the 193 people so far arrested for invading the Capitol, 89 percent had no clear public connection to established far-right militias, known white-nationalist gangs, or any other known militant organizations. [487], Notable arrests include: West Virginia state lawmaker Derrick Evans, who later resigned from office;[488] Klete Keller, a former U.S. Olympic swimmer;[489] the leader of a Proud Boys group in Hawaii;[490] Jake Angeli, also known as the "QAnon Shaman";[491] far-right activist Tim "Baked Alaska" Gionet;[492] and the 34-year-old son of a Brooklyn judge. [125], Three days before the storming, a 12-page report from the Capitol Police's intelligence unit described that Congress would be the target on the day of the Electoral College vote counting. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. 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[241] One of the bombs was discovered next to a building containing Republican National Committee (RNC) offices at around 12:45 p.m. About 30 minutes later, the second pipe bomb was found under a bush at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters. He told the crowd that he'd be going with them. [344][345][346], Five people died or were fatally injured during the event: one was a Capitol Police officer, and four were among those who stormed or protested at the Capitol. [112][114] Some security specialists later reported they had been surprised that they hadn't received information from the FBI and DHS before the event. [196][192] This criticism did not affect evangelical support for Donald Trump. )", "House rejects challenge to Biden's electoral votes in Arizona", "Loeffler withdraws support for challenge, Congress accepts Biden win in Georgia", "Roll Call Vote 117th Congress – 1st Session: On the Objection (Shall the Objection Submitted by the Gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. Perry, and the Senator from Missouri, Mr. Hawley, Be Sustained? [105] Other people attempted to raise funds in December via GoFundMe to help pay for transportation to the rally, with limited success. 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