US Capitol Stormed By Protesters

Adamari Jaimez

The United States Capitol was stormed by pro-Trump supporters on January 6, 2021.

President Trump held a Save America Rally to encourage his supporters to “stop the steal” of the election, urging them to march towards the Capitol against the certification of Joe Biden’s victory, but, more importantly, for his supporters’ voices to be heard.

“You’ll never take back our country with weakness, you have to have strength and you have to be strong,“ said President Trump.

The crowd was heard chanting, “Fight for Trump! Fight for Trump! Fight for Trump!.”

However, chaos escalated, as what was supposed to be a march, broke into violence. Supporters broke their way into the Capitol and police were unable to hold them back.

Some were seen smashing windows, climbing over the building, and even fighting with police in restricted areas. Officers, National Guard, and the FBI were outnumbered, and supporters stormed the building.

A woman was shot in the Capitol and later pronounced dead. Three others died due to medical emergencies.

Agents held guns and blocked entry to the Halls of Congress, overwhelmed and masked to protect themselves against tear gas. Lawmakers took cover and were seen hiding behind seats in the Hall.

President Trump lost the election by more than 70 million votes and his lawsuits were rejected by multiple judges, but will not rest, as he tells his supporters the election was rigged.

Votes were recounted and no evidence was proclaimed to be found that the election was unfair.

“Mike Pence is going to have to come through for us and if he doesn’t that will be a sad day for our country,“ said President Trump to his supporters at his rally.

President Trump demanded Vice President Pence to reject electoral votes and overturn the election in Congress, but Pence broke from President Trump with a statement he made.

“I do not believe that the Founders of our country intended to invest the Vice President with unilateral authority to decide which electoral votes should be counted…,” said Pence.

Other Trump officials who broke from President Trump and resigned following the events of the mob include: Mick Mulvaney, Elaine Chao, Stephanie Grisham, and Matt Pottinger.

Cabinet members are even considering removing President Trump from office with the 25th Amendment. It is unsure to what will happen next, but some accountability is said to be taken.

After hours of the mob, President Trump told his supporters to leave and go home with a video on Twitter, “go home we love you, you are very special”. He then tweeted, “great patriots have been badly and unfairly treated for so long”, justifying the actions of his supporters.

He has since been permanently suspended from Twitter for false information on the election.