They count on us to be well behaved and polite and to go home with our heads down. I see the big conservative voices on Twitter who are not happy about this, saying violence is not the answer but when our most basic freedoms are crushed – most especially freedom of speech is crushed – peaceful men have no recourse but violence.
Individuals using violence to protest the election in D.C. today should keep in mind that you're only awarded a get-out-of-jail-free card for violent rioting if you rioting in favor of media-approved left-wing causes or against conservative causes.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 6, 2021
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) January 6, 2021
According to video from TheBlaze reporter Elijah Schaffer and other reports, supporters of the Stop the Steal Rally have stormed Capitol Hill security barriers in an apparent attempt to occupy the United States Capitol Building ahead of this afternoon’s certification decision.
The shocking development comes after President Trump told rally members he’d march with them to the Capitol to protest the Electoral College count. Trump reiterated that he’d never concede the election and his eldest son vowed to primary any Republican who didn’t back the president’s unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election.Vice President Mike Pence also just confirmed that he does not have the authority to overturn the election results. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has taken to the floor to rebuke the handful of senators who are challenging the Congress’s incoming certification:
People are fed up with the entire systempic.twitter.com/dW0Ix97gYC
— Ashley StClair 🇺🇸 (@stclairashley) January 6, 2021
Just evacuated my office in Cannon due to a nearby threat. Now we’re seeing protesters assaulting Capitol Police.
This is wrong. This is not who we are. I’m heartbroken for our nation today. pic.twitter.com/jC9P0YfSLQ
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) January 6, 2021
Trump supporters are storming the grounds of the Capitol Building and tearing down fencing. pic.twitter.com/rEBIC9IUJq
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) January 6, 2021
The Capitol is on lockdown amid a tense situation with demonstrators outside the building, according to Capitol cops. @tedbarrettcnn tried to leave the building and couldn’t because cops said the building is on lockdown. People are being ordered to stay inside their offices
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 6, 2021
Freshman U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens (D- Michigan) tweets that she is "sheltering in place in her office". pic.twitter.com/p4TB6T9Aho
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 6, 2021
Voice heard over loudspeaker in Senate telling people to stay away from windows and doors.
I’m in the periodical press gallery and have never heard such an announcement before.
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) January 6, 2021
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