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Trump supporters who broke into Nancy Pelosi's office during their siege of the US Capitol left her a note warning they 'will not back down'

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

A supporter of US President Donald Trump sits inside the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021.
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A pro-Trump mob on Wednesday stormed the US Capitol as part of their "Stop the Steal" protest that baselessly alleges President-elect Joe Biden's win was the result of widespread voter fraud.
Some rioters entered the office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic representative who was elected this week to another term as the speaker of the House.
CNN first reported that a person had left a threatening...
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Trump's biggest allies - including Ted Cruz, and Kellyanne Conway, and Mike Pence - are condemning the Capitol riots

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Supporters of President Trump marching on the US Capitol Building.
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President Trump's allies are speaking out against the siege at the US Capitol Building after protesters broke into both chambers of Congress.
Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, who planned to object to the Electoral College's certification, both condemned the violence.
Former White House staffers including Kellyanne Conway and Mick Mulvaney have also spoken out.
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This is a coup. Trump's been leading the country toward this for 5 years

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
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There's no other way to say it: Trump supporters attempted a coup.
By violent breaching the Capitol, they successfully stopped Congress from certifying the election. That's an act of terrorism against American democracy.
We should be appalled, but we shouldn't be terribly surprised. Trump has always encouraged violence and said he won't accept losing an election.
"Take Trump seriously, not literally" was the conventional wisdom advice for absorbing...
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Trump provoked an attempted coup by his supporters before retreating to the White House to tweet

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021
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President Donald Trump incited an attempted coup on Wednesday.
After the president delivered an incendiary speech, Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol, entering the building and delaying the certification of the Electoral College vote.
During his speech, Trump urged his supporters to march on the Capitol.
"You'll never take back our country with weakness," Trump said. "You have to show strength, and you have to be strong."
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Mitt Romney scolds Republicans: 'This is what you've gotten,' as pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol building, disrupting the election certification

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

FILE ith a group of bipartisan lawmakers to unveil a COVID-19 emergency relief framework in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.
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Sen. Mitt Romney yelled "This is what you've gotten" at Republicans as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building Wednesday, Vanity Fair reported.
A handful of Republicans have supported Trump's conspiracy that President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory was fraudulent.
The Capitol building erupted into chaos when rioters breached the doors, disrupting congressional...
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Business leaders including JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian condemn the rioters at the US Capitol: 'These are domestic terrorists'

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Supporters of President Trump marching on the US Capitol Building.
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Business leaders are speaking out against Wednesday's attack on the US Capitol.
Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian described the rioters as "domestic terrorists."
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said in a statement that he strongly condemned Wednesday's violence, saying, "We are better than this."
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Business leaders have begun speaking out against the violence at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian described the rioters as "domestic...
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Fox News anchor called Trump supporters breaching US Capitol 'a huge victory for these protesters'

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Protesters interact with Capitol Police inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.
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Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum called the rioters who broke into Capitol Hill Wednesday "a huge victory for these protesters."
Thousands of Trump supporters gathered in Washington, DC to protest the Electoral College vote to certification.
But the electoral vote certification debate was halted after rioters breached...
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Dow closes at record as Democratic Senate win and stimulus expectations offset Capitol chaos

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at record highs on Wednesday as the prospect for more stimulus under a Democratic controlled Senate offset chaos at the US Capitol. Supporters of President Trump stormed the US Capitol building after his speech at the "Stop The Steal" rally as Congress was in session to certify the 2020 Presidential...
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GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher, a former intelligence officer, says he hasn't seen anything like Washington DC riots since he was deployed to Iraq

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes.
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As rioters stormed the US capitol on Wednesday, GOP Rep. Mike Gallagher, a former intelligence officer, said on CNN that he hadn't seen anything like it since he was deployed to Iraq.
"This is insane... the election's over," Gallagher said, demanding that Trump and Republican lawmakers call off attempts to overturn the election results.
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People are once again calling for Twitter to suspend President Donald Trump's account as protesters breach the US Capitol

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Trump supporters stand on the U.S. Capitol Police armored vehicle as others take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes.
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Twitter users are calling on the platform to suspend President Donald Trump's account as a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol Wednesday while lawmakers worked to certify the 2020 presidential election results.
One user, who said she serves on Twitter's Trust and Safety Board, said the "time is now" to suspend Trump's account after he...
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Video shows tense standoff between Capitol police and pro-Trump rioters trying to enter the Senate chamber

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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A video shows pro-Trump rioters facing off with Capitol police outside the Senate chamber.
Yelling ensued as an officer brandished a billy club in an attempt to keep the rioters from advancing further.
Outnumbered, the officer backed off and the crowd eventually took over the hall after making their way through the first floor.
Around the same time, an armed standoff was taking place by the door of the House chamber , where officers had guns drawn.
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More National Guard troops are being deployed in Washington, DC as Trump supporters storm the Capitol

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington
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The governor of Virginia said Wednesday he is sending additional National Guard troops to DC as Trump supporters storm the Capitol.
The Pentagon also issued a statement announcing that the DC Guard was being activated in response to the unrest.
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As a crowd of Trump supporters storm the US Capitol Wednesday to challenge congressional efforts to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win, more National Guard...
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'This is so un-American:' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy condemns violent riots in the Capitol on Fox News, confirms shots fired inside

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Rioters protesting President Trump's loss of the 2020 election breached the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon.
House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed with Fox News that he heard on a police radio shots had been fired inside the Capitol.
"This is so un-American," he told Fox. "I could not be sadder and more disappointed witht the way our country looks at this very moment."
McCarthy also said that he called Trump and asked him to condemn the riots and violence.
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Former DC police chief says Trump supporters storming Capitol 'as close to a coup attempt' as the US has ever seen

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
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Charles Ramsey, the former DC police chief, said Trump supporters storming the US Capitol was "as close to a coup attempt as this country has ever seen."
Trump supporters on Wednesday clashed with police and rushed the Capitol as lawmakers gathered to certify the Electoral College vote, leading Congress to evacuate and delay the process.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican, said the US was witnessing an attempted coup.
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Multiple police officers were seen being evacuated with injuries after clashes with Trump rioters on Capitol Hill

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

US Capitol police officers try to stop supporters of US President Donald Trump to enter the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification.
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Thousands of protesters from across the US gathered in Washington, DC on Wednesday to protest the presidential vote certification in Congress.
The protests turned into riots, leading to the Capitol Building being evacuated as rioters stormed the building.
During the riots, multiple...
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Global news outlets are calling pro-Trump protesters storming the US Capitol a 'coup de force'

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.
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As rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, global news outlets quickly began covering the story in real time.
In France, the TV network BFMTV - close to the French equivalent of CNN - cut into their regularly scheduled programming to air live footage of protesters taking the steps leading up to the Capitol building.
Other global news outlets are covering the rioters storming the US Capitol building.
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Woman shot in Capitol after Trump supporters storm the building as lawmakers gathered to certify Biden's win

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
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A woman was shot inside the Capitol on Wednesday after violent pro-Trump protesters stormed the building, according to reporters from CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
A Fox News reporter first shared this news on Twitter.
An MSNBC producer then shared images of someone who appeared to be inured being transported on a stretcher.
CNN reported that the woman was in critical condition after being struck in the chest.
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Video shows chaos unfolding at the US Capitol as Trump supporters storm offices

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Trump supporters take over the steps of the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress works to certify the electoral college votes.
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-PBS NewsHour January 6, 2021
The US Capitol is under siege Wednesday as pro-Trump demonstrators stormed into the building while lawmakers were inside discussing the certification of the 2020 presidential election results.
Demonstrators, encouraged by Trump, took to Washington, DC, on Wednesday to protest Congress' certification of December's Electoral College vote that cemented President-elect Joe...
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Capitol police seen with guns drawn in House chamber in apparent standoff with Trump protesters

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Law enforcement officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC
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Capitol police officers drew their guns in an effort to secure the House chamber in an apparent standoff with protesters on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
Lawmakers and reporters were evacuated from the chamber shortly beforehand.
Tear gas was also deployed in the rotunda.
Photos and a video showed the police inside the chamber, but the nature and extend of the threat outside from protesters was unclear as...
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DC mayor issues a 6 p.m. curfew as Pro-Trump protesters breach the Capitol building

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

A protester holds a Trump flag inside the US Capitol Building near the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021
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The DC mayor has ordered a 6 p.m. curfew as chaos erupts at the capital.
The order, which spans through 6 a.m., doesn't apply to essential workers.
It was put in place as Pro-Trump protesters breached the Capitol building.
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The DC mayor has ordered a 6 p.m. curfew for the city after Pro-Trump protesters stormed the Capitol building during a protest on Wednesday. Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted the order around 2...
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