US Capitol violence live updates: Global leaders condemn 'assault on democracy' at Capitol
Republican Vice President Mike Pence certified the Electoral College count of 306 electors in favour of the Democrat against 232 in favour of outgoing Republican President Donald Trump. High drama ensued at the US Capitol as Trump supporters breached barricades and stormed the building as the US Congress convened for a joint session to certify Joe Biden's victory. DC police said that four people died in the riots at the Capitol, adding that three died from medical emergencies and one from a gunshot wound. Follow DH for live updates.
Israel's Netanyahu, US treasury secretary condemn Capitol violence
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday condemned as "disgraceful" violence at the US Capitol building by supporters of his staunch ally President Donald Trump.
Netanyahu made the comments in Jerusalem alongside Trump's Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who called the storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters "unacceptable".
The Israeli premier said the "rampage at the Capitol yesterday was a disgraceful act and it must be vigorously condemned". (AFP)
Russians see US democracy 'limping' after Capitol stormed
Russian officials on Thursday pointed to the storming of the US Capitol as evidence of America's decline, with one saying it showed US democracy was "limping on both feet".
After the stunning events in Washington, many in Moscow said the United States was no longer in any position to lecture other countries on freedom and democracy. (AFP)
Germany checks parliament security after US Capitol chaos
Germany will examine boosting security for its parliament, the speaker of the house said Thursday, after the storming of the US Congress by violent protesters.
Demonstrators against restrictions imposed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to halt coronavirus transmission had attempted in the summer to enter the Reichstag parliament building, but were repelled by police forces.
Lawmakers of the far-right AfD party, some of whom had marched in increasingly aggressive virus-skeptic demonstrations, have also been accused of inviting into the parliament building protesters who went on to harass other MPs. (AFP)
US joins Guatemala, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan in 'chaos' club
The storming of the Capitol in Washington puts the United States into a small club with Guatemala, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan where protesters have caused chaos by invading parliaments in the past year.
Here is a recap on the legislatures that have been attacked or occupied:
Anti-government protesters set fire to parts of Guatemala's Congress building on November 21 over the Central American country's budget, in an invasion that lasts 10 minutes.
They demand an end to cuts in health and education spending and call on President Alejandro Giammattei to resign.
Hundreds of protesters angry at the country's defeat in six weeks of fighting with Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region break into the parliament chamber on November 10.
Scuffles break out with police as they take the podium and shout at MPs to resign. (AFP)
Trump summoned supporters to "wild" protest, and told them to fight. They did.
The chaos in the USCapitol unfolded after President Donald Trump spent weeks whipping up his supporters with false allegations of fraud in the November3 election, culminating in a call to march to the building that represents USdemocracy.
Trump, who has refused to concede his loss to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, had urged his supporters multiple times to come to Washington for a rally on Wednesday, the day the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were scheduled to certify the results of the Electoral College.
"Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election," Trump, a Republican, tweeted on Dec. 20. "Big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!" (Reuters)
Iran President Hassan Rouhani says Capitol violence 'exposes fragility' of democracy
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that the chaos unleashed on the US Capitol by US counterpart Donald Trump's supporters exposed the fragility of Western democracy.
"What we saw in the United States yesterday (Wednesday) evening and today shows above all how fragile and vulnerable Western democracy is," Rouhani said in a speech broadcast by state television.
"We saw that unfortunately, the ground is fertile for populism, despite the advances in science and industry. (AFP)
Donald Trump's comments "directly led" to his supporters storming Congress and clashing with police, Home Secretary Priti Patel has said, according to BBC.
"I deeply regret that since November, President Trump has not accepted that he lost, and did not do so again yesterday." -- Chancellor Angela Merkel
Republican Vice President Mike Pence certified the Electoral College count of 306 electors in favor of the Democrat against 232 in favor of outgoing Republican President Donald Trump.
Trump releases statement finally conceding that he will leave office in two weeks
"Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th. I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!'
US Congress certifies Joe Biden's win.
Joint session to count electoral votes resumes
House of representatives vote 282-138 against attempt to overturn Biden victory in Pennsylvania. Speaker Pelosi says the House and the Senate will resume joint session to consider election results
US House of Representatives joins Senate in rejecting challenge to Pennsylvania's electoral college result.
Iran's Rouhani says Western democracy 'fragile, vulnerable'
How security failures enabled Trump mob to storm US Capitol
The bloody chaos inside the US Capitol on Wednesday came after the police force that protects the legislative complex was overrun by a mob of Trump supporters in what law enforcement officials called a catastrophic failure to prepare.
More Republicans have voted in agreement to the objection than against it, whilst all Democrats have voted against the objection.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the objection. Republicans and Democrats stream to the middle aisle. Several lawmakers argued but the group quickly broke up when Pelosi called for order on the floor. The House begins voting now.
Democratic Representative Madeleine Dean on Thursday joined calls for Trump's removal by means of the Constitution's 25th Amendment
"I certainly hope it is [possible]," the Pennsylvania lawmaker told CNN. "...I think this President has proved himself day after day, month after month, year after year to be unstable and unfit."
Trump has removed posts that led to suspension, says Twitter; to restore his posting privileges after 12-hour block.
Japan concerned about US Capitol breach: government spokesman
Japan's top government spokesman on Thursday said the country was concerned and closely monitoring the breach at the US Capitol. 'We are hoping for a peaceful transfer of power' in the United States, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters.
Explained | What to expect next in US election certification
After a dramatic day of violence at the USCapitol, lawmakers in the House of Representatives and the Senate were meeting early on Thursday to certify President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.
"A woman died out there tonight, and you're making these objections. Let's be clear about what happened in this chamber today: invaders came in for the first time since the War of 1812," says Republican Conor Lamb.
A minor scuffle erupted between GOP Representative Andy Harris and Democratic Representative Colin Allred almost got into a fistfight.
Did you know? The Simpsons may have predicted US Capitol violence
As the Capitol Building in Washington was being stormed by Donald Trump's supporters protesting the results of the US presidential elections, which Democrat Joe Biden won, Twitteratti drew their attention to something that looked eerily similar.
"I've never seen Mike Pence as angry as he was today," says Senator Jim Inhofe in an interview with TulsaWorld.
" This was really a riot. He should have shown more disdain for the rioters. I don't want to say he should have apologized — that's not exactly accurate — but he should have expressed more disdain," he said.
Lawmakers vow to investigate police after Capitol breach
Lawmakers are vowing an investigation into how Capitol police handled Wednesday's violent breach at the Capitol, questioning whether a lack of preparedness allowed the mob to occupy and vandalize the building.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., chairwoman of the House Administration Committee, said the breach 'raises grave security concerns,″ adding that her committee will work with House and Senate leaders to review the police response - and its preparedness - to a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump that stormed the Capitol and forced lawmakers into hiding.
The incident forced lawmakers to crouch under desks and don gas marks, while police futilely tried to barricade the building. A woman was shot and killed inside the Capitol, and Washington's mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence.
"The most immediate way to ensure the President is prevented from causing further harm in coming days is to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office," tweets US Senator Patty Murray.
The most immediate way to ensure the President is prevented from causing further harm in coming days is to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him from office.— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) January 7, 2021
In Pics | How Trump supporters turned US Capitol into a battlefield
Donald Trump, on Wednesday,addressed his supporters for more than an hour on the National Mall, delivering conspiracy theories about why he should remain president despite losing the November election. Following his speech, thousands of his supporters stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police, resulting in casualties and multiple injuries and interrupting a constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election.Both the House and Senate and the entire Capitol were placed under lockdown.
Check out images from the day here
US Capitol violence: Police left open path for chaos that took a deadly turn
The USCapitol Police force was caught unprepared by a mob of pro-Trump extremists on Wednesday, in a failure to protect the seat of American democracy unparalleled in modern times.
At 1:13 a.m., all buildings within the Capitol Complex were declared clear of the internal security threat.
US Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger has resigned, becoming the fourth White House staffer to quit after the riots.
Democratic Representative Val Demings, a former police chief, said it was 'painfully obvious' that Capitol police 'were not prepared for today. Lawmakers vow to investigate police after Capitol breach
Here are the seven Republican senators who voted to sustain the objection:
1. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz
2. Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley
3. Wyoming Sen. Cynthia Lummis
4. Kansas Sen. Roger Marshall
5. Florida Sen. Rick Scott
6. Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville
7. Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senate majority leader McConnell says he does not expect any more votes Thursday challenging election results.
House Republican challenges to Michigan and Nevada election results fail in joint congressional session for a lack of support from senators.
US Senate votes 92-7 against Pennsylvania vote objection.
The FBI is appealing to the public for information that will assist federal investigators in identifying members of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol building.
Senate is voting now on Pennsylvania objection
The Senate is voting on the objection of Pennsylvania's Electoral College vote count now. Lawmakers yielded their time allocated for debate, and are expected to reject the attempt to throw out the state's votes for President-elect Joe Biden.
US Capitol violence: 10 key developments to know
In an "unprecedented assault" on democracy in America, thousands of angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police, resulting in casualties and multiple injuries and interrupting a constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election.
US airlines step up safety measures at DC-area airports and flights.
A Snapchat spokesperson confirmed that the company locked President Trump's Snapchat account, making it the fourth major platform to take action on Trump's social media accounts following Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Pennsylvania's electoral votes up to be certified now. Senator Hawley objects, Representative Perry in the House objects. The chambers now split up to debate for up to two hours.
Former cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs calls on Trump's cabinet to invoke the 25th amendment
"Those still in have decisions to make. Cabinet officials either #25A or resign. #25A is late, but blocks add'l crazy. Resigning might enable more crazy. Staying = complicity. Other officials can quit or ride it out. My take? Start with #25A - we are in extraordinary times," tweets Trump's former cybersecurity chief.
Those still in have decisions to make. Cabinet officials either #25A or resign. #25A is late, but blocks add'l crazy. Resigning might enable more crazy. Staying = complicity. Other officials can quit or ride it out. My take? Start with #25A - we are in extraordinary times.— Chris Krebs (@C_C_Krebs) January 7, 2021
52 arrests made after Trump supporters storm US Capitol
Four people died on the US Capitol grounds Wednesday and 52 people have been arrested, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee said Wednesday evening, after supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol in an unprecedented effort to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's election victory.
In a late-night news conference, Contee said that 47 of the 52 arrests to date were related to violations of Mayor Muriel Bowser's 6 p.m. curfew, with 26 of those involving people arrested on US Capitol grounds.
Several others were arrested on charges related to carrying unlicensed or prohibited firearms.
Michigan objection from House Republicans also doesn't get the signature of any Republican senators, hence no debates on the vote will be held. Applause breaks out in the chamber as there is no objection.
Vice President Mike Pence presides in the House Chamber during a reconvening of a joint session of Congress. Credit: AFP Photo
Before the session was interrupted by riots, Congress had counted only 12 electoral college votes and all of them went to Trump. Now, the electoral college vote stands at 88 to 18.
DC Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee is confirming law enforcement found two pipe bombs and a cooler containing Molotov cocktails during the response to the violent mob's attack on the Capitol building, reports NPR.
The House joined the Senate in rejecting attempts to throw out Arizona's votes for Biden. Both chambers resume counting electoral votes.
4 people died as Trump supporters occupied Capitol; 1 woman shot by police, 3 in medical emergencies, say Washington DC police.
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser extends public emergency declared earlier today to a total of 15 days, till the day after Biden's inauguration
I have issued Mayor&dhapos;s Order 2021-003, extending the public emergency declared earlier today for a total of 15 days, until and unless provided for by further Mayoral Order.— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) January 7, 2021
Vice President Mike Pence, not President Donald Trump, helped facilitate the decision to mobilize members of the DC National Guard when violence at the US Capitol building started to escalate, reports CNN.
Majority of US House of Representatives votes down attempt to overturn Biden victory in Arizona. Voting continues.
Cabinet members discussing Trump's removal, report US media
Members of President Donald Trump's cabinet on Wednesday discussed the possibility of removing Trump from office after his supporters stormed the Capitol, three US news channels reported.
The discussions focused on the 25th amendment to the US Constitution, which allows for a president's removal by the vice president and cabinet if he is judged "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office."
CNN quoted unnamed Republican leaders saying the 25th amendment had been discussed, saying they had described Trump as "out of control."
CBS reporter Margaret Brennan said that "nothing formal" had been presented to Pence, and ABC reporter Katherine Faulders said "multiple" sources had told her that discussions took place on the unprecedented move.
'You did not win. Violence never wins,' said Vice President Mike Pence as he condemned the violent supporters of President Trump who stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to block certification of the presidential election results.
House Judiciary Committee Democrats called on Vice President Mike Pence in a letter Wednesday to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office, saying he incited mob violence at the US Capitol.
NEW: I am sending a letter with @RepTedLieu and our colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee, calling on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office after today&dhapos;s events. pic.twitter.com/5VK8DLTLn4— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) January 7, 2021
6 US senators voted in favour of Republican effort to block counting Arizona's electoral votes for Joe Biden:
1. Sen. Ted Cruz
2. Sen. Hawley
3. Sen. Kennedy
4. Sen. Hyde-Smith
5. Sen. Marshall
6. Sen. Tuberville
US Senate rejects first objection to Biden certification after unrest
Arizona electoral college vote total at 6 to 93, with 93 not in objection to the count.
House Judiciary Committee urge Vice President Mike Pence and Trump's Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution and remove Trump from office, according to a statement released Wednesday night by the committee members, reports CNN.
"Trump and I: we've had a hell of a journey. I hate it to end this way. Oh my God, I hate it. From my point of view, he's been a consequential president. But today...all I can say is, uh, count me out, enough is enough, I've tried to be helpful," says Senator Lindsey Graham.
"Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will become the President and the Vice President on January 20th," says Senator Lindsey Graham.
EXPLAINED | Can Trump be removed from office before his term ends on January 20?
The storming of the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump on Wednesday has prompted calls by some Congressional Democrats to remove him from office before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in on Jan. 20.
Spokeswoman for Senator Hawley says he will still sign on to an objection of the counting of the Pennsylvania electoral college votes, but that he will yield his time to speak.
Several GOP and Trump Cabinet members mull invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, reports various US media outlets.
"Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit on an unprecedented attack against our democracy," Mitt Romney said, adding,"...They will be remembered for their role in this shameful episode, in American history. That will be their legacy."
"Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests," tweets PM Narendra Modi.
Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 7, 2021
UN heads 'saddened', 'deeply concerned' by US Capitol violence
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and president of the General Assembly Volkan Bozkir both condemned Wednesday's violence at the US Capitol.
Guterres, according to his spokesman Stephane Dujarric, was "saddened" by the breach of the US Capitol building by supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump.
"In such circumstances, it is important that political leaders impress on their followers the need to refrain from violence, as well as to respect democratic processes and the rule of law," Dujarric said in a statement.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress' certification of President-elect Joe Biden's election win will show the world it won't back down. "Despite the shameful actions of today, we will still do so," Pelosi said.
Mitt Romney terms Capitol violence as "insurrection" and says Trump incited the mob through misinformation.
Some Cabinet members holding preliminary talks about invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, reports CNN.
People who stormed capitol were not protesters, but insurrectionists who should be fully prosecuted, says Chuck Schumer.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews resigns, becoming the third White House staffer to quit after rioting mobs stormed the US Capitol.
Instagram will lock Trump's account for 24 hours, reports Reuters.
White House social secretary Anna Cristina Niceta has resigned her role, effective immediately, reports CNN quoting a White House official. Niceta served as the Trump administration's sole social secretary.
Senator Joe Manchin said lawmakers were committed to finishing their work Wednesday night to certify Joe Biden's victory in November's presidential election.
Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, Steve Daines of Montana and Mike Braun of Indiana change stance and say they won't object to Joe Biden electors after pro-Trump attack on Capitol.
"Today marks a sad and shameful chapter in our nation's history. Those responsible for this insurrection should be held to account," tweets Apple CEO Tim Cook
Today marks a sad and shameful chapter in our nation&dhapos;s history. Those responsible for this insurrection should be held to account, and we must complete the transition to President-elect Biden&dhapos;s administration. It&dhapos;s especially when they are challenged that our ideals matter most.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) January 7, 2021
Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power, tweets Boris Johnson.
Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 6, 2021
We call on parties in the US to maintain restraint and prudence: Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues statement
Facebook, YouTube remove Donald Trump's video after Capitol violence
Facebook and YouTube have removed a video of President Donald Trump in which he repeated unfounded claims that the election was stolen from him after his supporters stormed the US Capitol.
"History will rigthly remember today's violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election," says Barack Obama
Here&dhapos;s my statement on today&dhapos;s violence at the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/jLCKo2D1Ya— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 7, 2021
New York Governor Cuomo sends 1,000 national guard troops from Washington DC at the request of the guard.
Senator Kelly Loeffler from Georgia withdraws objection to electoral college vote count. "I cannot now in good conscience object to the certification of the electors," says Loeffler.
Lawmakers debate an objection to Arizona's electoral votes
Lawmakers have resumed debate on an objection to Arizona's Electoral College vote count. Republicans were debating the objection before a violent mob stormed the US Capitol and prompted the proceedings to halt.
A group of House and Senate Republicans had planned to object to at least an additional two states' election results on Wednesday, but it is unclear whether lawmakers will follow through on the objections in th face of riots.
Facebook blocks the President from posting for 24 hours. 'We've assessed two policy violations against President Trump's Page which will result in a 24-hour feature block, meaning he will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time.'
Melania Trump's Chief of Staff resigns in protest
Stephanie Grisham, the first lady's chief of staff and former White House press secretary, has resigned after riots in the Capitol. Grisham, one of President Trump's longest-serving aides, says it has been an ''honor'' to serve.
Congress reconvenes to certify election results after violent mobs invaded Capitol.
Vice President Mike Pence says "violence never wins" as Senate resumes debating GOP challenge to Biden election, six hours after pro-Trump mob stormed Capitol.
One woman who was shot inside US Capitol has died, CNN reported, quoting a spokesperson with the Metropolitan Police Department. Multiple officers were injured during the mob attack.
Twitter locks Trump's account after violence on Capitol Hill
Twitter on Wednesday locked the account of President Donald Trump, which prevents him from posting messages to his more than 88 million followers, after a day of violence in the nation's capital and a string of inaccurate and inflammatory posts from the president.
The move was an unprecedented rebuke of Trump by Twitter, which has long been a preferred megaphone for the president. Twitter said Trump's account would remain locked for 12 hours and the ban could be extended if Trump did not agree to delete several tweets that rejected the election results and appeared to incite violence. The company also said it would permanently suspend Trump's account if he continued to violate its policies against violent threats and election misinformation. (NYT)
Capitol is secured, says US Vice President Mike Pence as he condemns the violence.
France condemns 'serious attack on democracy' in US: foreign ministry -AFP
EU foreign policy chief condemns "assault on US democracy" -AFP
At least 1 explosive device found near US Capitol; law enforcement officials say it's no longer a threat. - AP
Trump tells supporters who stormed US Capitol: 'We love you' -AFP
US business lobby calls on Trump to 'put an end to the chaos' - AFP
UK PM condemns 'disgraceful scenes' in Washington, calls for peaceful transition -AFP
"I call on President Trump to go on national television now to fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege," says Biden. "It's not protest, it's insurrection. The world is watching."
President-elect Joe Biden says the protests at the Capitol "borders on sedition", asks protesters to leave and allow the work of democracy to go forward
FBI deployed to help US Capitol Police protect federal property - Reuters, quoting an official
NATO Secretary-General calls for US election outcome to be respected
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday called the violent protests in Washington "shocking scenes" and said the outcome of the "democratic" US election must be respected. -Reuters
Democrats Pelosi, Schumer call on Trump to demand that all protesters leave the Capitol and its grounds immediately
Multiple officers injured at US Capitol, at least one sent to hospital - CNN
German FM urges Trump supporters 'to stop trampling democracy' -AFP
White House: National Guard, federal police en route to Capitol to assist in ending occupation by Trump supporters - AP
This isn&dhapos;t a peaceful protest. This is an attack on our democracy and domestic terrorism to try to stop certifying elections. This should be treated as a coup led by a president that will not be peacefully removed from power.— Rep. Will Hurd (@HurdOnTheHill) January 6, 2021
National Guard is being deployed to US Capitol, along with other federal protective services - White House spokeswoman
Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 6, 2021
Trump is being encouraged by staff to put out a stronger statement after his supporters breached the Capitol, but so far has declined to do so or tell people to leave the building. He's watching coverage from the West Wing, I'm told.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 6, 2021
The world is watching as the greatest democracy braces against an attempted coup, stirred by its leader who&dhapos;d rather watch the country burn than transition power.— Rep. Gregory Meeks (@RepGregoryMeeks) January 6, 2021
Our ability to advocate for democracy around the world will be significantly hurt after this tragic day in America.
Senate parliamentary staff secured Electoral College certificates as they were evacuated from Senate chamber - Pool report
My team and I are working closely with @MayorBowser, @SpeakerPelosi, and @SenSchumer to respond to the situation in Washington, D.C.— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) January 6, 2021
Per the Mayor's request, I am sending members of the Virginia National Guard along with 200 Virginia State Troopers.
Canada PM says he thinks US institutions are strong, "hopefully everything will return to normal shortly" - Reuters
A woman is in critical condition after being shot in the chest on the Capitol grounds, per @NoahGrayCNN. No other details were provided.— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 6, 2021
US lawmakers decry 'coup' as Trump supporters storm Congress -AFP
Got stuck in the gallery, which is above the House Floor for some time because people were trying to get in. Had to lay on the floor with about 30-50 of my colleagues. With gas mask in hand.— Jimmy Gomez (@JimmyGomezCA) January 6, 2021
But I&dhapos;m safe.
Big Thank you to the Capitol Police. pic.twitter.com/YD6xEG6ODF
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been evacuated and is safe - Congressional aide
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order &dhndash; respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
McCarthy says he is with Capitol Police and he heard on the radio that shots were fired about 10 or 15 minutes ago - Reuters
BREAKING: A source tells me The Defense Department has just denied a request by DC officials to deploy the National Guard to the US Capitol.— Aaron C. Davis (@byaaroncdavis) January 6, 2021
They&dhapos;re in the chamber. One is up on the dais yelling &dhapos;Trump won that election!&dhapos; This is insane pic.twitter.com/p6CXhBDSFT— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 6, 2021
Protesters are in the Senate chamber - Pool reporter
Speaker Pelosi, DC Mayor Bowser have asked for National Guard to come to Capitol Hill to clear protesters - MSNBC
People inside US House chamber are being evacuated to a House office building -Reuters witness
C-span airs video of what it says was tear gas being fired outside the US House chamber -Reuters
US Capitol locked down as Trump supporters clash with police; security breach reported
The US Capitol locked down Wednesday with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Donald Trump and police.
Republican senators Cotton, Johnson call violence at US Capitol unacceptable, urge Trump protesters to disperse
US Capitol Police escort members of House of Representatives from the chamber - Reuters witness
Trump tells supporters to 'stay peaceful' as protests turn chaotic -AFP