Armed Supporters at US Capitol : DC Highlights
• Armed Supporters of President Trump Stormed Capitol building and forced a lockdown.
• A Woman was shot dead by police and three others died of “medical emergencies” Police stated.
• Congress has reconvened after the violence halted a session to certify Joe Biden’s election win
• Some Republicans were trying to overturn the result in some states but lack sufficient support.
• Trump called on his violent supporters to go home but repeated false claims the election was stolen
Supporters of President Trump have stormed the US Capitol on Jan 6, where members of Congress were meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win. The House floor evacuated. The entire DC National Guard has been activated, and the DC mayor extended the public emergency in the country’s capital for another 15 days.
According to the latest news at least 4 had already been killed whereas in a video by Trump he states “we don’t want anybody hurt” President Trump, who earlier encouraged his supporters to head to the Capitol, asked them to stand by the law and go back home after the violent clash. “This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. So, go home,” He added.
Lawmakers were evacuated to secure locations after protesters breached security and entered the Capitol building on Wednesday, where members of the Congress were going through the process of counting and certifying the Electoral College votes to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November 3 presidential election.
Why Trump is blamed?
According to the several lawmakers including members if Republican party, the president Trump directed his followers to head to Capitol Hill.
“And after this, we’re going to walk down there, and I’ll be there with you, we’re going to walk down…to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women,” he said. “And we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong” trump added.
He repeated his claims that the election had been “rigged” by “radical democrats” and the “fake news media”, urging his supporters not to accept the results of the election. “We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved,” he said.