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    (CNN)House lawmakers angrily grilled acting US Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman and acting House Sergeant at Arms Timothy Blodgett on Thursday over the security failures that occurred on January 6, repeatedly pressing both officials on the lack of communication by law enforcement leaders as their officers were overwhelmed by the pro-Trump mob that day. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, a Republican from Washington state, said she was with police officers during the attack and saw the communication failures happening in real-time."It was very clear that their head pieces, the communication pieces, they were getting no actual real communication, they were getting no leadership, they were getting no direction, there was no coordination and you could see the fear in their eyes," Beutler said."When I talk about communications failures, I'm literally talking about the leadership. No one owning the frequency and giving direction and that's the thing I want to know, I...
    TWO pipe bombs found during the US Capitol protests had actually been placed there the night BEFORE, federal officials have said. The explosive devices were found at the offices of the Republican and Democrat national committees on January 6, as a mob breached the US Capitol while the Electoral College vote was counted. 5Two pipe bombs found during the US Capitol protests had actually been placed there the night BEFORECredit: AP:Associated Press 5An explosive device is shown outside of the Republican National Committee officeCredit: AP:Associated Press The insurrection claimed the lives of five people and resulted in several life-threatening injuries as police attempted to contain the ruckus outside the building. On Friday, the FBI said they had uncovered information claiming the devices were placed outside the buildings between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on January 5. Both buildings are within a few blocks of the US Capitol which saw the violent protests unfold. However,...
    Google's massive political action committee has vowed not to give any money in the 2022 midterm elections to lawmakers who objected to certifying the presidential election for Joe Biden. NetPAC has previously gifted tens of thousands of dollars to some Republican candidates – including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarhty. 'After the disturbing events at the Capitol, NetPAC paused all contributions while undertaking a review,' Google spokesperson José Castañeda told CBS News on Tuesday. 'Following that review,' the statement continued, 'the NetPAC board has decided that it will not be making any contributions this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certification of the election results.' The public condemnation of these lawmakers in the form of words and political donations comes after thousands of Donald Trump's supporters descended on Capitol Hill on January 6. Google said Tuesday its political action committee NetPAC will not contribute in the 2022...
    Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard blasted former CIA Director John Brennan, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), and big tech “oligarchs” seeking to censor fellow Americans after the January 6 Capitol riot. Gabbard shared a video statement online where she criticized them for trying to take away Americans’ constitutionally protected rights. She said in the video: The mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6 to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country. But let’s be clear. The John Brennans, Adam Schiffs, and the oligarchs in big tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally protected rights and turn our country into a police state with KGB-style surveillance are also domestic enemies, and much more powerful and therefore dangerous than the mob that stormed our Capitol. The video included a clip of Brennan’s remarks in a January 20...
    Former Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard warned President Joe Biden to take action against “domestic enemies” before it was too late. Gabbard shared a video message Tuesday saying that while she agreed that those who had stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 were domestic enemies, Biden should take care not to let Congress’ response to that event enable others who might also be acting as domestic enemies. (RELATED: ‘We Don’t Have To Guess About Where This Goes’: Tulsi Gabbard Issues Warning About Domestic Terrorism Bill) WATCH: The mob who stormed the capitol to try to stop Congress from carrying out its constitutional responsibilities were behaving like domestic enemies of our country. But let us be clear, the John Brennan’s, Adam Schiffs and the oligarchs in Big Tech who are… pic.twitter.com/Q3VssCiz5l — Tulsi Gabbard ???? (@TulsiGabbard) January 26, 2021 “The mob who stormed the capitol to try to stop Congress...
    Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellWhat would MLK say about Trump and the Republican Party? Biden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party MORE (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE of provoking the violent crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. “The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty. The mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the president and other powerful people,” McConnell said on the Senate floor, marking the first convening of the full Senate since the attack....
    Some stunning footage from the Capitol mob riots released by The New Yorker showed bow some of them looked through documents in the Senate and were openly talking about how they believed Ted Cruz would support them. MSNBC’s Ari Melber went through that video Monday night and how one person in particular said, “I think Cruz would want us to do this, so I think we’re good.” “Would Cruz want them to do that?” Melber asked. He noted Cruz’s condemnation of the rioting but added, “He has also done very little to rein in these very people who think they are doing his bidding. And Ted Cruz most infamously continues to stand by his election lie that undergirded the protest that was what Donald Trump wanted.” “Is Ted Cruz afraid of losing these people’s support?” Melber asked, before actually invoking the show Rick and Morty. During one episode of the...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As we get closer to Inauguration Day, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Friday, Jan. 15Official: No 'direct evidence' of plot to kill at Capitol during siegeFederal prosecutors said there was "strong evidence" the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week aimed to "capture and assassinate elected officials," but the head of the investigation cautioned Friday that the probe is still in its early stages and there was no "direct evidence" of such intentions. The accusation came in a motion prosecutors filed late Thursday in Phoenix in the case against Jacob Chansley, the Arizona man who took part in...
    Freshman Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn claimed he was armed the day rioters swarmed the Capitol, which would be a violation of House rules. Cawthorn told his local newspaper, The Smokey Mountain News, he was on the House floor when the mob broke into the building last Wednesday.  He evacuated with the other lawmakers, staff and journalists and said: 'Fortunately, I was armed, so we would have been able to protect ourselves.' Firearms are not allowed on the House floor except by members of security.  Washington D.C. has strong laws against concealed weapons but lawmakers are exempt from them as long as the weapons are stored in the members' offices and transported safely and unloaded.  Freshman Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn claimed he was armed the day rioters swarmed the Capitol, which would be a violation of House rules Rep. Madison Cawthorn, 25, was part of the group of House Republicans...
    A gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer and an infamous California doctor who protested against lockdowns and demonizes vaccines was among the mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, it has emerged. Klete Keller, 38, won gold twice as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, and was easily identified during the rampage. The 6ft 6' swimmer towers over the others tussling with riot police beneath the Capitol Rotunda, in footage was taken by Townhall reporter Julio Rosas. He is also wearing a Team USA swimming jacket. Simone Gold was also identifiable after she staged a press conference on the steps of the Supreme Court in July with America's Frontline Doctors - a group she founded last year to speak out against the government's efforts to contain the coronavirus. Gold's video promoting hydroxychloroquine was taken down, but not before it was seen by millions of people.   Klete Keller, circled, was among the...
    You should go read this Gizmodo report that uses Parler’s leaked GPS data to show that its users were among the mob that stormed the Capitol last Wednesday. The report comes in the wake of the social network’s near-complete removal from the Internet, and is a good read for anyone who’s been following the story. The reporters, Dell Cameron and Dhruv Mehrotra, had to sift through tons of posts to build a map of the riot: Gizmodo has mapped nearly 70,000 geo-located Parler posts and on Tuesday isolated hundreds published on January 6 near the Capitol where a mob of pro-Trump supporters had hoped to overturn a democratic election and keep their president in power. When Parler went down, a researcher was able to exploit some terrible security practices to download almost all its data — including videos that contained tagged GPS locations. This is how Gizmodo tracked the...
    (CNN)What happened to the alt-right after Charlottesville could be a guide for what happens to QAnon and the mob that stormed the US Capitol last week.The alt right was a version of white supremacy that attracted a much younger crowd through the internet, and it aimed to work within mainstream politics to advance racism. And for a moment, it seemed like it was working -- that the movement was moving from the internet to real life.But after the Unite the Right rally in 2017, their efforts were slowly crushed. By mid-2018, its leaders told me they could no longer hold public rallies that were announced in advance. Many groups disbanded because of infighting, or because their internal communications were infiltrated by anti-fascists, or because their leader was humiliated in scandal. A longtime troll told me last month that talking about current events in that world was considered "cringe," meaning embarrassing.White...
    A top Republican staffer on the House Armed Services Committee resigned from his position, while warning there were likely foreign spies at Wednesday's Capitol Hill riot.  Jason Schmid sent out a blistering resignation letter to the incoming ranking member, Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, and the committee's membership, blasting Republican members for putting 'political theater ahead of the defense of the Constitution and the Republic.'  'Foreign intelligence services were likely on the scene and will certainly capitalize on the crisis it has caused - our people will pay a steep price,' Schmid warned in a letter first obtained by Politico. 'Congressional enablers of this mob have made future foreign conflict more likely, not less.'  A top Republican aide on the House Armed Services Committee wrote a letter to leadership and members that warned that 'foreign intelligence services were likely on the scene' of Wednesday's Capitol Building riot  Jason...
    We get our President or we die: FBI issued dire warning day before Capitol riots Former officer Derek Chauvin to stand trial for George Floyds death separately Report: Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller was part of mob that stormed Capitol Klete Keller, who won two Olympic gold medals as a swimmer for Team USA, was reportedly part of the angry mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday. According to swimming site SwimSwam and the New York Times, Keller appears in a video posted by reporter Julio Roses as part of a crowd surging to resist the Capitol Police. Keller is allegedly the tall, bearded man who appears several times in the middle of the crowd wearing an easily identifiable Team USA jacket. Trump supporters fought back after Capitol Police moved in to retake the Rotunda. pic.twitter.com/4e7mNyqWZy— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 6, 2021 Over a dozen people involved...
    A new report indicates that the FBI knew political “extremists” were heading to Washington last week before President Donald Trump’s supporters ended up storming the U.S. Capitol. Washington Post reports that they obtained an internal document from an FBI office in Virginia, and it warned that people intending violence and “war” were planning to converge in the capital. According to the paper, the document begins by cautioning of a violent reaction to “unlawful lockdowns,” but then it goes into an online thread that instructed people “Be ready to fight.” “Congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in, and blood from their BLM and Pantifa [sic] slave soldiers being spilled,” the document says, quoting the threat. “Get violent. Stop calling this a march, or rally, or a protest. Go there ready for war. We get our President or we die. NOTHING else will achieve this goal.” The Post...
    Christopher A. Wray, the director of the FBI who took over from James Comey in 2017, has not spoken publicly since Wednesday's riot The FBI circulated an internal memo warning that a 'war' was coming to the Capitol the day before thousands stormed it but did nothing to stop it, it has been revealed.    On January 5, the FBI's office in Norfolk, Virginia, blasted an internal memo which cited social media posts talking about spilling the blood of 'BLM slave soldiers' on the Capitol.   The memo was obtained by The Washington Post on Tuesday. It read: 'As of 5 January 2021, FBI Norfolk received information indicating calls for violence in response to ‘unlawful lockdowns’ to begin on 6 January 2021 in Washington. D.C.  'An online thread discussed specific calls for violence to include stating ‘Be ready to fight. Congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in, and...
    Mike Pence and Donald Trump met in the Oval Office on Monday night in a bid to repair their deeply-damaged relationship, which had been shredded by Wednesday's rioting. Trump on Wednesday unleashed his followers on Pence, accusing his vice president of failing to support him in his bid to overthrow the election. A mob of MAGA-hatted rioters stormed the Capitol and roamed the corridors calling for Pence to hang. A gallows was even set up outside Congress. One high-profile Trump supporter, attorney Lin Wood, praised by Trump for doing 'good work' on election fraud, called for Pence to face the firing squad.  Yet on Monday evening Pence, who reportedly did not speak to Trump during or after the insurrection, was at the White House for a meeting described by aides as cordial. Mike Pence, pictured with Trump in the Oval Office in September, met the president Monday John...
    A liberal watchdog group is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to probe Rep. Mo Brooks for comments he made at the 'Save America March' in the lead-up to a MAGA mob storming Capitol Hill Wednesday.  The group Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint asking the OCE to look into whether the Alabama Republican broke federal law or violated House rules for his role in riling up the crowd in the minutes before the Capitol break-in. Brooks told supporters of President Donald Trump that 'today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.'  A watchdog group wants the Office of Congressional Ethics to look into Rep. Mo Brooks, an Arkansas Republican who called on the crowd at the 'Save America Rally' to 'fight' in the moments leading up to the Capitol Hill siege  President Donald Trump's supporters are photographed climbing the west wall of the U.S....
    Fox News host Jeanine Pirro slammed those who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as “freaks” and “idiots” who “tarnished” President Trump’s legacy and told her viewers to stop blaming antifa for the violence that rocked Capitol Hill. “I want to be clear. The actions at the United States Capitol three days ago were deplorable, reprehensible, outright criminal. These frightening and repulsive actions represent the most significant breach on our Capitol in over 200 years. And I don’t care what happened in the past and or whether those who did it think the election was stolen. That is not justification,” Pirro said on her Saturday show. “Seventy-five million of us are still angry about the election, but we don’t storm the Capitol.” Pirro questioned the “point” of the violent protest in the Capitol, saying those involved looked like a “bunch of freaks” and reminding her audience that...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused the MAGA mob who laid siege to the US Capitol Building earlier this week of choosing ‘their whiteness over democracy.’ The California Democrat used an online video meeting Saturday with her hometown San Francisco constituents to criticize the overwhelmingly white mob that attacked Congress on Wednesday as it met to formally finalize Joe Biden’s presidential victory over Trump. ‘It has been an epiphany for the world to see that there are people in our country led by this president, for the moment, who have chosen their whiteness over democracy,’ Pelosi said. Pelosi has set the House on course to potentially vote on a new impeachment of Trump as early as this coming week, a move that has overwhelming support from Democrats. She shed no new light Saturday on whether she’s made a final decision on impeachment or any other details. But the House Speaker...
    Congressman Mo Brooks has refused to apologize for encouraging 'American patriots' to 'take down names and kick ass' moments before a MAGA mob stormed the US Capitol in a riot that left five dead. Rep. Brooks of Alabama stood by his fiery words Friday claiming he was talking about a donkey when he told Wednesday's crowd at the president's rally to 'kick ass', saying he was making a reference to the Democratic party's mascot.   The Republican claimed he was trying to 'inspire patriotic Americans to not give up on our country and to fight back against anti-Christian socialists in the 2022 and 2024 elections.' Brooks warmed up the crowd of Donald Trump supporters at the president's rally Wednesday telling them: 'Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass.' Soon after, an angry mob of pro-Trump rioters - among them white supremacists, QAnon fanatics and Proud...
    A transportation worker from New York who called out sick in order to take part in the mob that stormed the Capitol in Washington D.C. on Wednesday has been suspended from his job with MTA Metro-North. Will Pepe who worked at Metro-North's Brewster rail yard in upstate New York is now being investigated by the FBI who are looking into what role he played during the rally.  Pepe, 31, from Beacon, New York, had been with the MTA for seven years earning $74,000-a-year but decided to call out sick to head to the event which in itself is a 'false use of sick leave'. He has now been suspended as the agency looks to fire him in the coming days.  Metro North employee Will Pepe, 31, was recognized by both colleagues and management from a photo distributed by law enforcement. He has since been suspended from the MTA 'Effective...
    (CNN)The police officer who died after a mob of President Trump's supporters invaded the US Capitol on Wednesday was a New Jersey native who had served in the National Guard.Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick died Thursday night "due to injuries sustained while on-duty," Capitol Police said in a statement. He was one of five people who died in the violence.Sicknick was injured while physically engaging with the rioters and collapsed after returning to his division office, the statement said."He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries," the Capitol Police statement said. Prosecutors in the US Attorney's office plan to open a federal murder investigation into the Sicknick's death, a law enforcement official told CNN.Read MoreOfficer Sicknick joined the USCP in July 2008, and most recently served in the Department's First Responder's Unit."The entire USCP Department expresses its deepest sympathies to Officer Sicknick's family and...
    PHOTO BY BLINK O'FANAYE/FLICKR [ATTRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL 2.0 GENERIC (CC BY-NC 2.0)]Three men identified as Floridians are among 13 individuals arrested for federal crimes involving the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that Matthew Council of Riverview, Michael Curzio of Summerfield and Douglas Sweet were charged as part of an on-going investigation into the destruction of the building. “Today’s charges are just the beginning of the FBI’s ongoing efforts to hold those responsible for the criminal acts of violence and destruction that unfolded during the U.S. Capitol building breach on January 6th,” FBI Director Christopher Wray said in a press release. “To be clear, what took place that day was not First Amendment-protected activity, but rather an affront on our democracy.” The FBI, the Department of Justice, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Metropolitan Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
    In her remarks, she also called Donald Trump a "mad king" and a "national embarrassment." The View host Meghan McCain condemned the actions of the mob who stormed the Capitol building on January 6 in a fiery statement during an episode of the daytime talk series that aired one day after the shocking event. In an Instagram video shared by the show as seen here, Meghan looked saddened as she spoke her mind regarding the actions of those who believed it was their right to take over a federal building over what they believed was a stolen presidential election from Donald Trump in favor of Joe Biden. She began by saying that the incident was one of the great national tragedies of our lifetime. Meghan remarked it was one of America’s darkest days and that she had been absolutely despondent while watching the events unfold. She said she is currently...
    Click here if you are having trouble viewing this photo gallery on a mobile device. Rep. Andy Kim, D-N.J., cleans up debris and personal belongings strewn across the floor of the Rotunda in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., stops to look at damage in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) SoundThe gallery will resume inseconds WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: A member of the Architect of the Capitol inspects a damaged entrance of the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Congress has finished the certification for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ electoral college win after pro-Trump mobs stormed...
    Michael Nigro/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.While a joint session of the US Congress was in the process of attempting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s election win, a violent white mob incited by outgoing President Donald Trump descended upon the Capitol building. As some Republican Senators lied about the election outcome, their fervent supporters breached security barriers and stormed the building, breaking windows, destroying offices, and stealing items. I haven’t screamed that much at a television since the gassing at Lafayette Square last summer. It was jarring to see footage of lawmakers—many of whom had implicitly and explicitly supported the core beliefs of this mob—hiding, while pro-Trump extremists romped about as if they were on a school field trip. It’s already been said countless times and yet is still worth...
    President-elect Joe Biden said that the supporters of President Trump who attacked the Capitol on Wednesday were "a riotous mob" and "domestic terrorists." And Biden charged Trump with "inciting a mob to attack the Capitol," which he said was the culmination of four years of "unrelenting attack" by the president "on the institutions of our democracy." PELOSI CALLS FOR 25TH AMENDMENT, IMPEACHMENT, TO REMOVE TRUMP FROM PRESIDENCY The president has been slammed by Democrats as well as numerous Republicans for encouraging supporters at Wednesday's rally Trump headlined near the White House to march on the Capitol to protest the joint session of Congress to officially certify Biden’s Electoral College victory over the president. Supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Trump supporters breached security at the...
    CANDACE Owens shared pictures of fiery Black Lives Matter riots and baselessly claimed Antifa were part of the mob who stormed Capitol on Wednesday. Owens' conspiracy tweet was met with backlash, as she was slammed for "fanning the fire." Read our US Politics live blog for the latest news as the US Capitol building is put into lockdown 11Candace Owens shared pictures of fiery Black Lives Matter demonstrations over the summerCredit: Fox News 11Protestors set fire to a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota amid demonstrations following the death of George FloydCredit: Getty Images - Getty 11Credit: Twitter/ @RealCandaceO 11Credit: Twitter/ @RealCandaceO 11Demonstrators raise their fists after clashes with police in Seattle, Washington on June 8, 2020Credit: Getty Images - Getty "These images capture the horrific scene that took place outside of the Capitol building today," Owens tweeted as she shared pictures. "Truly disgraceful. "Oh wait—my mistake. These are actually from...
    (CNN)One woman was fatally shot by police and three people died of apparent medical emergencies Wednesday when a mob of President Trump's supporters stormed the US Capitol.The four people died during a stunning attack at the heart of American democracy as members of the mob vandalized the building and assaulted police officers. At least 14 DC Metropolitan Police officers were injured, including one who was hospitalized after suffering serious injuries when he was pulled into a crowd and assaulted, Police Chief Robert Contee said. One officer had significant facial injuries from being struck by a projectile, and another officer was hospitalized after being pepper-sprayed.DC Metropolitan Police made 52 arrests on the day, including four for carrying pistols without licenses and one for possession of a prohibited weapon. Here's what we know about the people who died:Read MoreWoman shot by police Photos: Pro-Trump rioters breach the US Capitol on historic day...
    The FBI is turning to the public for help identifying members of the mob inciting violence and storming the Capitol building, ransacking offices and looting during a disruption wednesday of the congressional certification of the Electoral College vote. “The FBI is seeking to identify individuals instigating violence in Washington, D.C. We are accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you have information, visit http://fbi.gov/USCapitol,” the agency said in a tweet this morning. Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern has provided the FBI with a place to start, tweeting video from inside the assault on the Capitol that clearly shows the faces of a cascade of rioters as they cheer and pass through a door exiting the building. “Everyone in this video should be found and arrested,” McGovern said in a tweet, tagging the FBI, Justice Department and the FBI’s Washington...
    The FBI’s office in Washington, D.C. is seeking the public’s help to identify members of the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday. “The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, DC. The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the U.S. Capitol Building and surrounding area in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021,” reads a notice from the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “If you have witnessed unlawful violent actions, we urge you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant at fbi.gov/USCapitol,” the FBI page says. The page provides a form to submit images and videos “related to possible violations of federal law committed.” “Our goal is to preserve the public’s constitutional right to protest by protecting everyone from violence and other criminal activity.” (RELATED: PHOTOS: The ‘Stop...
    Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest against police brutality and racism was recalled as a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a chaotic day. Many people watching the events unfold in Washington tweeted they were reminded why Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem in the first place. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM SPORTS WORLD REACTS TO US CAPITOL STORMED BY PROTESTERS: 'THIS IS A SHAMEFUL DAY FOR OUR COUNTRY' Kaepernick has not played a down of football since the 2016 season. He started his protest that year against systemic racism across the U.S. His decision to kneel prompted outrage from almost everywhere, including the upper echelon of the White House. President Trump’s remarks about Kaepernick caused more players to kneel during the 2017 season. But the quarterback remained without a role on any team. He and former...
    REPUBLICAN congressman Matt Gaetz has begun pushing a conspiracy theory that members of Antifa were among the mob that stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday. Hundreds of Trump supporters broke through lines of police and entered the Capitol in an attempt to stop lawmakers certifying the results of November's election. 3Republican Matt Gaetz speaking in the House after the Capitol building was stormed by riotersCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Protesters seen outside the building waving Trump flagsCredit: Getty Images - Getty The violence has moved a number of Republican lawmakers to distance themselves from Trump, but Gaetz has instead claimed it was not just Trump and his followers who were responsible. Speaking in the House after the Capitol had been cleared, he said: "[There is] some pretty compelling evidence from a facial recognition company showing that some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters, but were...
    Four people died in the failed coup at the US Capitol on Wednesday. Getty/Kent Nishimura Sports stars across the United States have condemned the pro-Trump insurrection which stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday. Four people died as a mob of armed demonstrators stormed the building in an attempt to disrupt Congress' certification of Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election. "Embarrassed but not surprised," tweeted gymnast Simone Biles. Former Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade said: "[Black people] can't walk down the street with our hoodies up without being killed but they can do this?" Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Sports stars across the United States have condemned the pro-Donald Trump mob which stormed the US Capitol in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Four people died as a mob of armed pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the building in an attempt to disrupt Congress' certification of Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election....
    DRAMATIC pictures show the moment a Congressman holds the hand of a fellow lawmaker as a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Rep. Jason Crow comforted a terrified Pennsylvania Congresswoman Susan Wild as she took cover on the floor, clutching her chest. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 5Jason Crow holds the hand of a terrified Susan WildCredit: Getty Images - Getty Hundreds of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building as lawmakers met to certify the results of November's election on Wednesday. Colorado Democrat Crow - a former Army Ranger - said he rushed to help his colleagues while they were trapped in the House chamber for about 20 minutes. “I got into ranger mode a little bit,” the veteran of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq told the Denver Post. “Most of the members didn’t know how to use the...
    A Trump supporter who brandished a flag at the top of the stairs inside the Capitol on Wednesday was standing in front of a painting depicting a battle from the last time the Capitol was breached. The bearded man in a black hoodie and red MAGA baseball cap stood before the giant painting, waving a red flag which read: 'Trump is my president'. Behind him was the 26 feet by 16 feet image entitled Battle of Lake Erie. The painting, by American artist William Henry Powell shows the September 10, 1813 battle, and was commissioned by Congress in 1865 — during another tumultuous period, that of the Civil War. Powell finished it in 1873 and died six years later, aged 56. The Battle of Lake Erie was a crucial point in the War of 1812 between the British and the U.S. forces, which ran from 1812 to February 1815. During...
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri have objected to the counting of Pennsylvania's electoral votes, triggering up to two hours of debate in the House and Senate.The objections come 11 hours after the congressional count to confirm Democrat Joe Biden's presidential victory began, and after lawmakers had to evacuate both chambers for several hours to escape a mob that had violently breached the Capitol.Hawley said last week that he would object to Pennsylvania's electoral votes, saying Congress should investigate voter fraud. President Donald Trump has falsely said since his defeat that there was widespread fraud in the election.Biden won Pennsylvania by just over 80,000 votes. Since the Nov. 3 election, Trump and his allies filed at least a half-dozen lawsuits challenging Biden's win on various grounds, including that many or all of the state's mail-in ballots were illegal.The lawsuits failed as...
    WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri have objected to the counting of Pennsylvania's electoral votes, triggering up to two hours of debate in the House and Senate.The objections come 11 hours after the congressional count to confirm Democrat Joe Biden's presidential victory began, and after lawmakers had to evacuate both chambers for several hours to escape a mob that had violently breached the Capitol.Hawley said last week that he would object to Pennsylvania's electoral votes, saying Congress should investigate voter fraud. President Donald Trump has falsely said since his defeat that there was widespread fraud in the election.Biden won Pennsylvania by just over 80,000 votes. Since the Nov. 3 election, Trump and his allies filed at least a half-dozen lawsuits challenging Biden's win on various grounds, including that many or all of the state's mail-in ballots were illegal.The lawsuits failed as...
    WASHINGTON -- Four people died as supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as three others who died in "medical emergencies."Police said both law enforcement and Trump supporters deployed chemical irritants during the hours-long occupation of the Capitol building before it was cleared Wednesday evening by law enforcement.The woman was shot earlier Wednesday as the mob tried to break through a barricaded door in the Capitol where police were armed on the other side. She was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and later died.D.C. police officials also say two pipe bombs were recovered, one outside the Democratic National Committee and one outside the Republican National Committee. Police found a cooler from a vehicle that had a long gun and Molotov cocktail on Capitol grounds.Congressional lawmakers...
    Warriors head coach Steve Kerr expressed sadness over the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol building in Washington Wednesday, and how the president helped incite what became a violent and volatile day in the country. Kerr told reporters during a video news conference that he started the day trying to game plan for Wednesday night’s game against the L.A. Clippers at Chase Center, but had a difficult time thinking about basketball after seeing on television supporters of President Donald Trump storm the Capitol building in the wake of his losing the presidential election. “I started the day thinking about how we were going to guard Lou Williams without fouling him,” Kerr said. “Suddenly that didn’t feel quite as important.” The violent scene, as protesters carrying Trump flags ransacked the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and occupied the Senate floor, brought a sudden halt...
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers will convene Wednesday night after a nearly four-hour violent occupation of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.Officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex "secure."At least one person was shot and killed, though it's not clear who pulled the trigger during the chaotic scene.Violent protesters loyal to Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.The National Guard and state and federal police were called in for control, and the mayor of Washington imposed a rare evening curfew. One person was reported to have been shot. One gun shot victim rushed out of the US Capitol, active CPR in progress. pic.twitter.com/Bjb6aPOlrF— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) January 6, 2021Trump, the defeated president, had been...
    It was supposed to be a joint session of Congress for what was supposed to be the fairly perfunctory task of counting the electoral votes as certified by the states. The complication was supposed to be that some House and Senate Republicans were objecting to counting electoral votes from states Donald Trump wishes he hadn’t lost, which was supposed to take two hours of debate per state.  That was bad enough. Now, Congress is trying to come back from an afternoon spent on lockdown and in hiding from a mob of Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol, breaking windows, breaking into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, and more—all with suspiciously few arrests made. Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz have been under pressure to abandon their objections to counting all the votes, with Pelosi saying in a statement, “The night may still be long but we are hopeful for a shorter agenda, but our purpose will be...
    A Senate aide reportedly seized copies of Electoral College certificates before lawmakers were evacuated Wednesday from the Capitol Building after pro-Trump rioters stormed inside, numerous sources reported. A “quick-thinking” Senate aide rescued the ballots as Trump supporters breached the Capitol Building, when Congress was carrying out the certification of the votes, Democratic Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth said, according to CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe. JUST NOW: @SenDuckworth tells us on @CBSNews that a “Quick-thinking” Senate aide seized copies of the Electoral College certificates before they all evacuated the chamber. — Ed O’Keefe (@edokeefe) January 6, 2021 Electoral college ballots rescued from the Senate floor. If our capable floor staff hadn’t grabbed them, they would have been burned by the mob. pic.twitter.com/2JCauUIlvg — Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) January 6, 2021 Rioters stormed the Senate chamber, interrupting the count that began at 1 p.m. of the votes that would...
    As President Trump watched a mob of thousands of his supporters storm the seat of the United States government on Wednesday from a safe distance, he characteristically stewed and blew off steam in the White House—but not at the public displays of anti-democratic action that were unfolding in the nation’s capital. Upon arrival back at the White House, the president vented his fury that politicians and people on cable news were already starting to hold him responsible for the day’s mayhem, according to two people familiar with the situation. Predictably, Trump held the position that it wasn’t his fault, and that a strong public denunciation was not necessary at the time, the sources relayed. Trump did, however, make time to continue privately griping throughout Wednesday afternoon about how unfair his own vice president was being to him. White House spokespeople did not immediately provide comment for this story. Trump’s only...
    A security guard pulled a gun on a mob of protesters that stormed a New York City federal building that houses the FBI and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the New York Post reported, citing video posted to social media. Image source: WABC-TV video screenshotWhat are the details? The video, which was recorded Wednesday afternoon inside 26 Federal Plaza, shows a female guard who works for a private firm Paragon Systems pointing a gun at protesters who had breached the lobby, the paper said. "It got intense," another guard told the Post on Thursday morning. "We are out here every day putting our lives on the line so that everyone else can be safe." Here's the clip, which was originally posted to Instagram: The paper said about 100 demonstrators marched for 90 minutes to the federal building — and it...
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