Law and Order? In a despicable display, Trump supporters come together in a fascist mob, attacking police and storming barricades in a futile but dangerous attempt to stage a coup and prevent Joe Biden from becoming the next president.
The Washington Post reports:
Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed through metal barricades at the back of the Capitol building about 1 p.m. Wednesday, running past security guards and breaking fences.
New York Magazine reports:
Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday and clashed with police on the steps of the Capitol as dozens tried to force their way in during a vote to certify Joe Biden’s victory over the president.
The Week reports:
Trump supporters breach U.S. Capitol building in ‘desperate coup attempt’
As President Trump continues to falsely claim he won the election, hundreds of his supporters have breached the Capitol Building, tearing down security fencing and confronting overwhelmed federal police officers.
Talking Points Memo reports:
At President’s Urging, Some Supporters Storm Capitol Grounds
“Let’s walk down Pennsylvania avenue,” President Donald Trump ended his speech to thousands of supporters in front of the White House Wednesday, repeating an earlier call on his voters to march to the Capitol Building and demonstrate against legislators certifying Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.
As the words left Trump’s mouth, video surfaced of Trump supporters attempting to approach the Capitol Building, storming past barricades.
More on the chaos via Twitter:
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
Protesters roaming inside US Capitol pic.twitter.com/b70p97UPAX
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 6, 2021
MAGA protesters are spraying pepper spray back at police on Capitol Hill pic.twitter.com/9TeqRefjZq
— Tyler Kingkade (@tylerkingkade) January 6, 2021
Every American has the right to peacefully protest.
But storming the US Capitol and attacking the brave men and women of the Capitol police force is wrong.
This is not who we are. pic.twitter.com/sRUMJleIEn
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) January 6, 2021
Bottom line: In a despicable display, Trump supporters come together in a fascist mob, attacking police and storming barricades in a futile but dangerous attempt to stage a coup and prevent Joe Biden from becoming the next president.