„Something we thought that could never happen here has happened“, journalist Cynthia Gorney wrote after Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol where the entire Congress came together to vote to certify the election results.
Scenes from the Capitol were alarming, people climbing walls, banging on doors, smashing windows, shouting; „Where the fuck are they“ as they roamed the hallways searching for politicians.
Shots fired, tear gas, scenes of blood marked the day.
One video shows a woman being shot in the neck while she was trying to climb through the broken window of a door to the “Speaker’s Lobby”.
She is identified as Ashli Babbit, and before storming the Capitol she tweeted; “Nothing will stop us“
„They can try and try and try but the storm is here and it is descending upon DC in less than 24 hours….dark to light!”, she wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.
Babbitt was a QAnon believer, according to The Daily Beast. She tweeted QAnon slogans and conspiracy theories. The Associated Press reported three others also died during the insurrection attempt.
Horrific videos from storming of the Capitol are now being shared across the net.
One woman is seen crying in front of the Capitol. „I made it like a foot inside (the Capitol), and then they pushed me, and they maced me“, she is seen crying. When asked why did she wanted to get into the Capitol in, she responded; „We are storming the Capitol, it is a revolution.“
Their revolution soon ended.
After a couple of hours rampaging throughout the meeting place of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S., police cleared the building, and the streets around the building. Citywide curfew went into effect in Washington D.C.
News media are now reporting about the rioters.
One of them, the standout figure among the protesters was the shirtless tattooed man, resembling a Viking, wearing a horned furry hat, face paint and carrying a megaphone.
He is identified as a hardcore Trump supporter Jake Angeli. In 2020 he was seen at a rally in Phoenix wearing sign“Q sent me”.
According to internet detectives, the man who stole a lectern with the House Speaker logo on it is from Florida. The man smiled for the camera while walking off with a lectern.
Huff Post described Storming the Capitol as the day of disgrace.
Hours after protesters violently stormed the Capitol and put the building into lockdown, lawmakers returned to the House chamber and certified Joe Biden in the early hours of Thursday morning as the winner of the Electoral College and the next president of the United States.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said; „The United States and the United States Congress have faced down much greater threats than the unhinged crowd we saw today. We have never been deterred before, and we will not be deterred today.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) had a similar message, but he didn’t spare Trump from some of the blame. “This will be a stain on our country not easily washed away, the final indelible legacy of the 45th president of the United States.”