Earlier today protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol after the planned January 6th protest went awry. Since November 3rd, Donald Trump and his supporters have been trying to contest the results of the election. Their claim is that voter fraud on a massive scale had occurred in the Democratic Party’s favor.
Although the president’s legal challenges have went nowhere in the two months since the election, the president and his supporters remain adamant that the election was fraudulent.
U.S. CAPITOL UNDER SIEGE:
– Demonstrators made way into chamber
– At least 1 person shot
– Numerous officers injured
– National Guard activated
– VA sending State Troopers
As you can see the situation worsened as the afternoon went on and the National Guard, as well as Virginia State Troopers, had to be called in.
Numerous Republican Congressmen and Senators denounced the protest and advised them to not use any form of violence.
The violence that we are witnessing right now in Washington, D.C. is absolutely unacceptable and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms.
People have every right to have their voices heard peacefully. But there is no place in our country for this type of activity.
— Governor Jim Justice (@WVGovernor) January 6, 2021
Or as Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw succinctly put it:
Stop this bullshit right now.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 6, 2021
The president released a video in which he told his supporters to go home:
BREAKING: President Trump posts video message to supporters at US Capitol:
“We have to have peace. Go home. We love you. You’re very special.” pic.twitter.com/7XP8DCShoZ
President-Elect Joe Biden also had strong words to say about the protest:
BIDEN: “At this hour our democracy is under unprecedented assault unlike anything we’ve seen in modern times.” pic.twitter.com/mFQKzwcmAH
The protest reached a peak when a man was pictured sitting comfortably in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s seat:
While many Republican Senators and Congressmen objected to the electoral college certification in an effort to take a closer look at the election, it is abundantly clear that protesting won’t help them accomplish that.
(c) 2020 Breaking911 – Naftali Clinton / @NaftaliClinton