In the background, President Trump is seen on the video waiting to go out onstage. Later, during a speech of more than an hour, the president made false claims about alleged ballot fraud swindling him out of an electoral victory over Biden.
Trump also had urged the crowd to help him “fight” Biden's confirmation as the winner, and to march to Congress after the rally. When the crowd did so, thousands of people swarmed around the Capitol complex, and shoved past Capitol police to swarm through the halls of Congress, occupying the Senate chamber and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office, among others lawmakers' offices.
One of the invaders, a woman, was shot and killed by a Capitol police officer. Another Capitol police officer died Thursday after being hit by a rioter with a fire extinguisher.
Three other people died during the melee, which has led to calls for Trump to be removed from office, less than two weeks before his term ends. Devon blamed Trump's rhetoric for contributing to the violence.
Speaks during a rally of supporters of US President Donald Trump on The Ellipse outside the White House on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. “To those Republicans, many of which may be voting on things in the coming hours: You have an opportunity today,” he warned.
'S video pans around the backstage area, where a woman who appeared to be White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany smiled as she took a photo of television monitors showing the crowd outside. Said at one point to Guilfoyle on the video, where she can be seen dancing and shimmying to the music.
“I think we're at T-minus a couple of seconds here, guys, so tune in and check it out,” Donald Jr. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows then appears behind him, broadly grinning and giving a thumbs-up to the camera.
Says, a nod to the fact that his father had lost support from many congressional Republicans, and his own vice president, Pence, in his legally doomed effort to block Biden from taking office. Then pans the camera to capture his sister Ivanka Trump, who is a senior White House advisor, who smiles and waves at him.
Guilfoyle then said, referring to Lara, “future senator,” a reference to Lara exploring whether to run for the Senate from her home state of North Carolina. Shows his family and friends laughing and joking in the backstage area before President Donald Trump spoke at a rally Wednesday.
Not long afterward, a mob of the president's supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol in a riot that left five people dead. 'S girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle saying she hopes Vice President Mike Pence has “the courage or the brains to do the right thing” and block the confirmation of Joe Biden as president by Congress.
Mr. Trump initially resisted taping the video, agreeing to do it only after aides pressed him, and he appeared to suddenly realize he could face legal risk for prodding the mob, coming shortly after the chief federal prosecutor for Washington left open the possibility of investigating the president for illegally inciting the attack by telling supporters to march on the Capitol and show strength. Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel, had warned Mr. Trump of just that danger on Wednesday as aides frantically tried to get the president to intervene and publicly call off rioters, which he did only belatedly, reluctantly, and halfheartedly.
On Thursday, Trump ’s eldest son, Don Jr., told the crowd gathered at the pre-siege rally that Republican lawmakers needed to help overturn the election results, warning those who refused, “We’re coming for you.” He also recorded and posted to Twitter a fun little video of him, his sister Ivanka, and his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, gleefully celebrating all the people who’d descended on Washington to help block the certification of Biden’s win. In addition to potential charges for the president and those close to him, the Justice Department is working on identifying, arresting, and prosecuting the people who broke into the Capitol, a job made exceedingly more difficult thanks to the fact that most of them were allowed to just go on their merry way.
“The scenario has made our job difficult,” Mr. Sherwin said, noting that the police, FBI agents, counter terrorism investigators, and other law enforcement officials now had to rely on social media posts and video footage to identify suspects. According to the complaint, Leffingwell punched the officer “repeatedly in the head and chest” and then “spontaneously apologized.” After Albert's was taken into custody, he claimed to the police that he had his weapon for “personal protection” and never intended to harm anyone.
Was the first member of the Trump family to condemn the violent protests taking place on Capitol Hill by supporters of President Donald Trump. The comment was attached to a video of Trump supporters clashing with federal police in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
The area entered lockdown on Wednesday afternoon as a group of protesters pushed through fencing and breached the building. Thousands of Trump supporters gathered in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to protest the outcome of the 2020 election as the House of Representatives and the Senate held a joint session to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
In his speech, Trump continued to make baseless allegations that the 2020 race was “stolen” by widespread voter fraud and irregularities. But first Trump continued to air out his grievances with Vice President Mike Pence for not following his demand to reject state electors.
But she later deleted the post after being asked if she was calling the people storming the Capitol “American Patriots.” Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021, in Washington, D.C. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.
A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. Win Manatee/Getty. White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced in a tweet Wednesday afternoon that President Trump has ordered the National Guard to the U.S. Capitol.
As Breitbart News reported, protestors with March to Save America brawled with police on Capitol Hill before managing to breach the barriers surrounding the Capitol building on Wednesday. The clashes occurred as Congress convened to certify the results of the electoral college, with numerous Republicans in the Senate and the House expected to object to the final tallies.
The chaos prompted the lockdown of a number of federal buildings, including the Capitol, where lawmakers were evacuated, and the Library of Congress. Earlier in the day, supporters of President Donald Trump gathered to hear the commander in chief speak near the White House.
Urged reported pro- Trump demonstrators in Washington to be peaceful as the capital continues to descend into chaos on Wednesday. While lawmakers inside the building initially worked early Wednesday to vote to certify the electors from the disputed 2020 election, protests outside raged.
Videos on social media show clashes with police as some eventually stormed the building. Congress was called into recess and Vice President Mike Pence was shuffled out by the Secret Service, according to reports.
Videos posted online show clashes with police and even rioters roaming the halls of the building. Elijah Shaffer of Blaze had posted video of one clash between officers and demonstrators.
Apropos of nothing, the outgoing president’s son mounted an attack on trans women as he addressed the fateful Washington “Save America” rally on Wednesday (6 January). Hours later, his father would address the same mob, instructing them to “walk down to the Capitol and cheer on our brave congressmen and women” as they attempted to certify the results of the election.
It was a thinly-veiled call to arms that led to a violent assault on the seat of US democracy, with extremists storming past a thin and reluctant police presence to invade the Capitol building. (Photo by Saul Lob / AFP) (Photo by SAUL Lob/AFP via Getty Images)One woman was shot dead by police during the Capitol riots, though many of the insurgents were treated with kid gloves and allowed for a while to run amok: leaving threats on the desk of Nancy Pelosi and falsely declaring Trump the winner of the presidential election on the Senate dais in what can only be described as an attempted coup.