Megathread: US Capitol Locked Down as Trump Supporters Clash with Police, Pence Evacuated

The U.S. Capitol locked down Wednesday with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Donald Trump and police.

An announcement was played inside the Capitol as lawmakers were meeting and expected to vote to affirm Joe Biden’s victory. Due to an "external security threat," no one could enter or exit the Capitol complex, the recording said.

Both chambers abruptly went into recess.


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Megathread: Pro-Trump protesters storm US Capitol during certification of Electoral College votes

Part 2 - https://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/krzopk/megathread_part_2_trump_supporters_storm_us

Updates

All timestamps are Eastern Time in US/Canada

~6:00pm

  • DC curfew is now legally in effect.

~5:35pm

  • Police seem to be successfully moving mob away from Capitol, per CNN footage

~5:15pm

  • @shomaristone (NBC DC): "Mob of Trump supporters swarm the media near the US Capitol. They yell what Trump frequently says, β€œthe media is the enemy of the people.” They destroy equipment and chased out reporters. I’ve never seen anything like this in my 20 year career." (video)

  • Rep. Scalise (R-LA) tells Fox News he believes vote certification will resume tonight.

  • Fox News says things are "winding down", that the Secret Service and FBI have arrived to help, and that the ATF is searching the Capitol for remaining "protesters".

~5:00pm

  • "Congressional leaders are being evacuated from the Capitol complex and will be taken to Fort McNair, according to a federal law enforcement official. McNair is a nearby Army base in Washington, DC. The evacuation is still underway, the source said." Per CNN:

  • Riot police have arrived at US Capitol complex, per CNN and footage. Have been able to move mob away from building peacefully so far.

~4:50pm

  • CNN reports the crowd is thinning somewhat. DC curphew goes into effect at 6PM.

~4:30pm:

  • "Suspected pipe bomb found and rendered safe at the U.S. Capitol" per CNN via @BNONews

~4:20pm:

  • Trump: "It's time to go home" (in statement that also perpetuates lies about the election being stolen).

~4:05pm:

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"Megathread: US Supreme Court Rules on Texas V. Pennsylvania, Et al.

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a lawsuit by Texas that had asked the court to throw out the presidential election results in four battleground states captured by President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

The court, in a brief order, said Texas lacked standing to pursue the case, saying it "has not demonstrated a judicially cognizable interest in the manner in which another state conducts its elections."


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Doc Rivers: β€œI will say it, because I don’t think a lot of people want to. Can you imagine today, if those were all black people storming the Capitol, and what would have happened? That, to me, is a picture that’s worth a thousand words for all of us to see.”

Tim Bontemps NBA writer for ESPN

Doc Rivers on today’s events: β€œI will say it, because I don’t think a lot of people want to. Can you imagine today, if those were all black people storming the Capitol, and what would have happened? That, to me, is a picture that’s worth a thousand words for all of us to see.” Image

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Megathread: US Capitol Locked Down as Trump Supporters Clash with Police, Pence Evacuated | Part II

The U.S. Capitol locked down Wednesday with lawmakers inside as violent clashes broke out between supporters of President Donald Trump and police.

An announcement was played inside the Capitol as lawmakers were meeting and expected to vote to affirm Joe Biden’s victory. Due to an "external security threat," no one could enter or exit the Capitol complex, the recording said.

Both chambers abruptly went into recess.

Part I


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Megathread (Part 2): Trump supporters storm US Capitol during certification of Electoral College votes

Megathread I

Updates

All timestamps are Eastern Time in US/Canada

~10:00 pm

Congress returns to Capitol to continue electoral count

  • Vice President Mike Pence:

>As we reconvene in this chamber, the world will again witness the resilience and strength of our democracy. For even in the wake of unprecedented violence and vandalism at this Capitol, the elected representatives of the people of the United States have assembled again on the very same day to support and defend the constitution of the United States.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell:

>We will not be kept out of this chamber by thugs, mobs or threats. We will not bow to lawlessness or intimidation.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham:

>I don't buy this. Enough's enough. We've got to end it. Vice President Pence, what they are asking you to do you won't do because you can't ... If you're a conservative, this is the most offensive concept in the world, that a single person could disenfranchise 155 million people.

>...Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will be the president and vice president of the United States on January the 20th.

~8:30 pm

Per Margaret Brennan at CBS News:

>BREAKING: There have been discussions among cabinet members regarding potentially invoking the 25th Amendment, @margbrennan reports. However, it has NOT been formally presented to the Vice President by cabinet members. @CBSNews

~8:00 pm

~7:00 pm

Twitter has removed three of Donald Trump's tweets, locked @RealDonaldTrump for 12 hours and has threatened to permanently suspend the account with any further violations.

>As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. https://t.co/k6OkjNG3bM

>This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain lock

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