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Hayes: Rioters who stormed the Capitol were “looking to apprehend, possibly harm, and possibly murder the leaders of the political class”

„It’s entirely possible rioters who stormed the Capitol were “looking to apprehend, possibly harm, and possibly murder the leaders of the political class that the President, and people like Mo Brooks, and even to a certain extent Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, have told them have betrayed them”, commented MSNBC’s Chris Hayes in a chilling video that shows the full picture of the terror, the crisis, that took place in the nation’s Capitol.

“First of all, we should say this – there’s a death toll which now stands at five. We should note that is one greater than the number of Americans who died in the attack on the US government buildings in Benghazi over eight years ago, last time an American government building was overrun by rampaging and violent mob that led to more than two years of investigations“, said Hayes in an introduction of his report about the riots.

„The most recent casualty of the mob, that the President and other Republicans incited, is a 42-year-old veteran and policeman. According to recording, he was struck with a fire extinguisher amid the chaos on Wednesday. He succombed to his injuries and that means the U.S. Capitol is now the site of a homicide investigation among other things“, added Hayes, who says what we saw happen on Wednesday was the apparent murder of a police officer by members of a mob incited and directed to the Capitol by the President of the United States, who hoped they would successfully intimidate members of Congress out of certifying the rightful democratic victory of his political opponent.

We all watched this terrible spectacle unfold live on television. The images broadcasted were largely not the most horrifying ones of the day. Much of what we saw, silly costumes and selfies looked like a group that may attend a Trump Boat Parade. But there was something way, way darker, more violent, more sinsister, and more organized happening in the Capitol on Wednesday. It’s time we see it clearly. We had eyewitness accounts of people looking for the Vice President. One editor says he heard at least three different rioters in the Capitol that hoped to find Mike Pence and execute him by hanging him from the Capitol Hill tree as a traitor. Indeed, insurrectionists erected a gallows, a crowd chanted „Hang Mike Pence“, commented Hayes, showing footage that suggests some of the insurrectionists were prepared for making arrests and possibly much worse things.

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Chris Hayes: “It is entirely possible that there were people in that crowd, looking to apprehend, possibly harm, and possibly murder the leaders of the polit…