On Tuesday, the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot held its first hearing. The four officers who bravely defended the building spoke — angrily and emotionally — about the physical and psychological injuries they sustained. Some even pointed blame and told the committee to seek justice.
Armed protests planned at all 50 state capitals and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration are stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol.
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), chair of the committee that controls the Capitol Police budget, said there were “clearly enormous strategic and planning failures” by the Capitol Police and other agencies in allowing a mob to storm the Capitol on Wednesday.
Washington, D.C., police arrested people on gun charges as protesters gathered in support of President Donald Trump. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) complains of “Antifa scumbags” who delivered a copy of the Constitution to his house.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser warned residents to stay away from protesters “who come to our city seeking confrontation,” and incoming D.C. police chief Robert J. Contee III said “violence will not be tolerated” as officials prepare for planned demonstrations against Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
President Donald Trump’s phone call to Georgia’s secretary of state raised the prospect that Trump may have violated laws barring interference in elections, but it would be difficult to pursue a charge, experts say.
A former aide to Vice President Mike Pence who has since become a vocal critic of the Trump administration said the president is inciting violence on the day that Congress will formally certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.
After an intense hunt by President Donald Trump’s allies to surface voting irregularities, law enforcement agencies in six key swing states have found just a modest number of complaints that have merited investigation.