January 6, 2022
By Jess Meeth, National Communications Director
One year ago at around 2:30 PM outside the Capitol, rioters climbed the walls and pushed past barriers outside the building. Mobs of Trump supporters gained entry inside after storming past police, with some smashing windows, beating others, and institaging other acts of violence. Many wore MAGA hats and shouted and chanted disturbing words and slurs.
Police began to evacuate lawmakers and staff present for the Electoral College vote. On their way out, staffers grabbed the boxes of ballots to take them to safety. Police were able to clear the rioters from the Senate floor around 3:26 PM. And at 3:36 PM, Trump finally...
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