|Don's Home Politics US Presidential Elections January 2021 Capital Insurrection|
At a joint session of Congress for the certification of the Electoral College votes that formalizes President-elect Joe Biden's victory, a Constitutionally-enshrined ceremony typically designed to show American democracy's strength, a mob of rioters spurred by President Trump's statements stormed the Capital building.
They were from right-wing political extremist groups such as White Suprematists (racists), Conspiracy Theorists, Right-Wing Militias, and racists.
It started at a rally at the Whitehouse where president Trump implored his followers to "fight" to stop the "steal" of the election and march on the Capitol.
"After this, we're going to walk down -- and I'll be there with you -- we're going to walk down, we're going to walk down to the Capitol," Trump said, "and we're going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them."
"we fight like hell, and if you don't fight like hell you're not going to have a country anymore."
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Reports from the scene show Trump supporters swarming the hallways of the Capitol carrying pro-Trump paraphernalia -- just steps from where lawmakers were meeting. Lawmakers and reporters described hundreds of pro-Trump supporters barreling past fence barricades and clashing with officers. Some demonstrators also mobbed the second floor lobby just outside the Senate chamber while law enforcement officers attempted to guard the chamber doors.
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There were 4 deaths. A police officer died from injuries sustained in the riot. A rioter was shot and killed as she attempted to climb thru a broken window. Two other rioters were trapled to death and one died of a heart attack.
There were several consequences.:
1. A new impeachment hearing in the house of representatives.
2. Defunding - Many large companies cut off campaign contributions to those who voted to challenge President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
3. Military and Police vetting of members who sympathized and supported the mob.
"Donald John Trump engaged in high Crimes and Misdemeanors by inciting violence against the Government of the United States," the resolution argues, citing his false claims of election fraud in the months leading up to the riot -- which he repeated on Jan. 6 -- and a phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where Trump urged him to "find" votes to overturn the results there.
The impeachment article says that during an address to supporters on Wednesday, Trump "willfully made statements that, in context, encouraged -- and foreseeably resulted in -- lawless action at the Capitol, such as: 'if you don't fight like hell you're not going to have a county anymore.' "
More than 50 large U.S. companies, including AT&T Inc, American Express and Dow Inc, have said they would cut off campaign contributions to those who voted to challenge President-elect Joe Biden's victory.
See Defunding Congress members challenging 2020election results
For decades the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been warning about the rise of these groups.