Five moments of the Capitol riots I will never forget
Joe Biden gave his long-awaited speech marking the anniversary of the deadly riots in the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 – a agonizing speech in which he condemned Donald Trump for watching television during the rebellion while his supporters attacked Congress.
He also denied the idea that the rebels were “patriots”, declaring that “You can’t love your country only when you win. You can obey the law only when it’s appropriate. You can’t be patriot when you embrace and empower lies.”
Those who stormed the Capitol, those who incited and incited, and those who called them to carry a dagger in the throat of America, on American democracy. They did not come here out of patriotism or principle. They came here in a state of anger. Not in the service of America, but in the service of one man.”
His speech comes as some Democrats are said to be quietly exploring how they can prevent Trump from taking office again, in the wake of deadly riots last year in which five people were killed.
Trump responded by issuing three statements to continue expressing his grievances and conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, while calling for “MAGA Nation” to “uprising” against the Biden administration over vaccine mandates.
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Capitol riots as seen by Richard Hall of The Independent
ICYMI: When a violent mob marched into the U.S. Capitol, independentRichard Hall walked with them.
Watch the five moments he’ll never forget from January 6, 2021.
Five moments of the January 6 riots I will never forget
January 6, 2021 will become one of the darkest days in American history. After a rally in which former President Donald Trump denounced the election result, thousands marched into the US Capitol to attack police and threaten lawmakers, and amid the chaos, US Independent reporter Richard Hall walked with the crowd. A year after the events of that day, we take a look back at the most dramatic moments revolving around it. Subscribe to our free newsletter by clicking here.
Graeme MasseyJanuary 7 2022 03:59
“I was scared,” Ruskin’s daughter tells
Tabitha Raskin, the daughter of Democratic actor Jimmy Raskin, told CNN that she was “scared” because she hid under a desk in actor Steny Hoyer’s office with her husband Hank Kronick after the riots broke out.
As soon as we heard them nearby, we immediately looked for a place to hide. “It was the only really good place to hide,” she said, so the two of us hid under his desk. We were under there for a while. I remember there was a hole in the desk for wires, and I was scared. I just imagined people coming in and they would love to see us through the hole and then I remember trying to cover the hole.”
Namita SinghJanuary 7 2022 03:46
Republicans are missing as Democrats emotionally memorialize Capitol riots
Democrats emotionally cited the violence of the Capitol riots, while Republicans were mostly uninterrupted, according to Eric Garcia.
Graeme MasseyJan 7 2022 03:34
A poll shows that most Americans fear another attack on democracy
ICYMI: About 57 percent of Americans, including half of Republicans and seven out of 10 Democrats, believe there will be a repeat of today’s pro-Trump insurgency a year ago.
According to an Axios-Momentive poll, 63 percent of respondents also said the attack changed the way Americans think about democratic government in the United States.
It comes amid polls showing that as many as 81 percent of Republican voters believe the 2020 election was not won unfairly by Biden and Democrats — and a deep divide on many other issues, such as Graeme Massey He writes.
Graeme MasseyJanuary 7 2022 03:02
Capitol hooligans raised millions from crowdfunding sites
More than 100 alleged participants in the Capitol riots are crowdfunding in an effort to pay high legal fees, with the group raising nearly $3 million so far.
As the Daily Dot reports, they collectively hope to raise $13 million in total, with donations for each of the accused individuals fluctuating wildly – some receiving no donations at all.
Tom Fenton tells us the story.
Graeme MasseyJan 7 2022 02:34
Jan. 6 Not Behind Us: House members contemplate riots as family of Capitol police officer attend
House Democrats gathered for more than two hours to reflect on the chaos and the consequences of the attack on the halls of Congress, and shared their emotional experience inside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 as a mob threatened to storm the hall.
The parents of U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Skinnick — who died of two strokes the day after the attack — were also present at the event at the Capitol on Thursday, as more than two dozen lawmakers recalled the trauma of the assault and recommitted themselves against anti-Democratic threats.
Graeme MasseyJan 7 2022 02:17
Widow of a Capitol police officer who committed suicide criticizes lack of support
The widow of a Capitol police officer who committed suicide after the January 6 rebellion criticized Washington bureaucracies for not doing more to honor her husband.
Officer Howie “Howie” Liebengood was on duty on January 6, 2021, when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. According to his grieving wife, Dr. Serena McClellam Libingood, Mr. Libingood continued to work around-the-clock shifts on January 7, 8 and 9 with little sleep in between.
Nathan Bliss has the story.
Graeme MasseyJan 7 2022 02:02
Short supply of riot supporters at the candlelight vigil of detainees on January 6
If you didn’t get the chance to attend the candlelight vigil of the accused participants in the Capitol riots outside the Washington, D.C. prison, and were looking for an accurate depiction of the event, just remember the so-called “gathering” of the Justice for J6 outside the Capitol last September looked like Little attendance.
The National Justice J6 Candlelight Vigil was intended to honor the Capitol riot suspects holed up in prison cells, but supporters of former President Donald Trump once again found themselves vastly outnumbered by the waiting press and members of law enforcement.
Details with John Bowden.
Graeme MasseyJan 7 2022 01:45
Liz Cheney says Trump ‘went at war with the rule of law’
The actress from Wyoming targeted the one-term president when she appeared on Fox News on the first anniversary of the January 6 uprising.
“He continues to suggest that the January 6 violence was justified, and suggests that November 3 was a rebellion and January 6 was a protest,” she told the right-wing news channel.
What it does is continue to undermine our electoral process. You know he went to war with the rule of law and I think it’s really important for people to understand him.”
Graeme MasseyJan 7 2022 01:34
Marjorie Taylor Green and Matt Gaetz portray the Capitol riots as a distraction to overturn the 2020 election
Two far-right members of the House of Representatives held a news conference on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the January 6 uprising, defending President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election and blaming the rioters for distracting the Republican Party from achieving that goal.
Since much of the media has been focusing on the events taking place inside the Capitol itself, Representatives Marjorie Taylor Green and Matt Gaetz, two of the most ardent supporters of the 2020 election plots on Capitol Hill, have claimed that there are legitimate reasons to suspect fraud in the 2020 election during Throwing supporters of the president who stormed Congress under the bus.
Graeme MasseyJan 7 2022 01:15