Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. – Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
Today has been a hectic day at the Capital and in the United States as a whole, so let's talk about it.
The Capital was raided after the pro-Trump protests took a crazy turn and became a violent mob. Footage off of CNBC shows protesters inside the Capital on the Senate floor going through desks and papers. Lawmakers were evacuated and protesters broke in to offices and were roaming the halls. President Elect, Joe Biden, called out President Trump in his address to the public. Democracy has been threatened during this ground breaking day and election. The security of the Capital and Consitution have been threatened. It seems that as a whole Congress is appalled by the actions of the protesters. Many Republican representatives have spoken out on the horrors of today's events and are angry about the President's actions and that of the mob. Representative hid in fear for their lives as the Capital was stormed. Armed protesters got into offices and shots were fired at one point in the chamber. Police worked to protect the Capital and the representatives still inside of it. Congress is now back in session discussing and debating the Electoral College results.
President Trump said the following things:
"We will stop the steal."
"We are going to walk to the capital"
I highly suggest watching the news today and these videos below!
Twitter has suspended President Trump's account for twelve hours and warns that they might need to suspend it permanently.
Democrats will hold the majority starting on January 20th. After the Democratic wins in Georgia, the Senate consists of 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. But because of Vice President Elect Kamala Harris, the Democrats will hold the majority in the house.