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California GOP official resigns after bragging about storming the US Capitol

A California man resigned his positions with the California Republican Assembly, an activist group, after he bragged on social media about storming the U.S. Capitol and breaking into the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Jorge Riley resigned as the corresponding secretary for the CRA’s state board and as president of the Sacramento chapter after he posted photographs and videos to his Facebook page about the rioting.

Riley was recorded in a video posted to Reddit where he bragged about how he and other rioters broke into the Capitol. He said that he made his way into Pelosi’s office and chanted “F*** Nancy Pelosi” with other rioters.

“We breached over there I think. We broke windows. We went into the door. We pushed our way in,” he said on the video.

Riley called it a “mostly peaceful” protest and said that the Capitol Police were very nice to him and the other rioters. He also falsely claimed that no officers were hurt, but later reports documented that several others were injured during the rioting and one officer later died from his injuries.

He also posted a message on his Facebook page making it clear that he was “storming” the Capitol building.

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The CRA released a statement condemning the lawlessness at the Capitol.

“The California Republican Assembly strongly condemns lawlessness. It is not an appropriate way to seek redress from our government and is inconsistent with the values of CRA,” read the statement.

“Specifically, we denounce the lawlessness that took place at our nation’s capital on January 6, 2021. The perpetrators should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. CRA was not involved with the event and any participation by individual CRA members was in their capacity as private citizens,” it continued.

Riley also posted in support of pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood, who called for Vice President Mike Pence to be executed on the day of the Capitol rioting.


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“Follow Lin Wood wherever he may roam he is a true patriot!!!” wrote Riley.

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John Sullivan trained for Olympics and appeared in an Uber commercial before becoming a left-wing activist and rioting at the Capitol

John Sullivan, the man who was arrested for his part in the U.S. Capitol rioting, was an Olympic speed skating hopeful and appeared in an Uber commercial before he made a left-wing turn in his politics and became an activist.

Sullivan appeared in the commercial as a speed skater and aspiring Olympian. It aired in August 2016 on national television according to PT News.

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In his Twitter account, John Sullivan posted the Uber commercial in 2016 alongside other tweets documenting his skating dreams.

He also raised $2,680 through a GoFundMe campaign to help fund his Olympic dreams.

The account appeared to be under the screen name @johnjohn809, but was later changed to @activistjohn.


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In 2018, he competed in the Olympic Trials.


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But after that, he appeared to take a turn and became a left-wing activist that insulted President Donald Trump on social media. James Sullivan, his brother, told PT News that he became radicalized very quickly.

“It has hurt our family,” James said. “My Mother cries most days.”

John Sullivan founded Insurgence USA, a left-wing activist organization, after the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He told KUTV that he had traveled to Washington D.C. in order to document various protests, but a federal affidavit quotes him as encouraging the rioting from inside the Capitol.

After the crowd broke through the last barricade, and as SULLIVAN and the others approach the Capitol Building, SULLIVAN can be heard in the video saying at various points: ‘There are so many people. Let’s go. This s— is ours! F— yeah,’ ‘We accomplished this s—. We did this together. F— yeah! We are all a part of this history,’ and ‘Let’s burn this s— down.

He was charged with crimes related to violently entering a restricted building.

In a bizarre twist of irony, Klete Keller, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and ardent Trump supporter, was also arrested for his part in the Capitol rioting.

Sullivan has admitted that he is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. He sells t-shirts, knifes, gas masks, and other BLM-related tactical gear at his website.

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Woman arrested for rioting at Capitol quit her job at Cleveland schools to expose ‘global evil’ of pedophilia in gov’t

A woman who was arrested for her alleged involvement at the U.S. Capitol riots had worked as a school therapist at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District before she quit in order to pursue her mission to expose pedophilia rings in local government.

The FBI searched Christine Priola’s home in Willoughby, Ohio, on Friday based on a tip from a Twitter account who identified her through images posted by the FBI from the Capitol rioting, according to WKYC-TV.

The photos showed a woman taking a photograph or video of a man sitting in the chair of Vice President Mike Pence in the House of Representatives after it was seized by rioters.

The woman held a sign that read, “The children cry out for justice.”

The FBI confiscated computers and her phone and discovered that photos, videos and messages had been wiped from the devices from around the time of the Capitol rioting.

WKYC documented a resignation letter from Priola submitted the day after the Capitol riot.

“I will not be taking the corona virus 19 vaccine in order to return to in person learning,” said Priola in the letter to school officials.

“I will be switching paths to expose the global evil of human trafficking and pedophilia, including in our government and children’s service agencies,” she added.

“I do not agree with my union dues which help fund people and groups that support the killing of unborn children,” Priola wrote.

Priola was taken into custody by the FBI at her home on Thursday morning. She was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and unlawful activities on Capitol grounds.

She appeared before the federal court in downtown Cleveland and was released on an unsecured $20,000 bond. Priola faces up to two years in prison and fines if found guilty.

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House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy denies Antifa involved in Capitol rioting, accepts Biden victory, but argues against impeachment

House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said in a speech on the House floor that Antifa was not to blame for the rioting at the U.S. Capitol, that he accepted President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, but that he would vote against impeachment.

McCarthy was speaking Wednesday during the House debate on whether to impeach President Donald Trump for one article of impeachment for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.

“Let me be clear. Last week’s violent attack on the Capitol was undemocratic, unAmerican, and criminal,” said McCarthy.

“Violence is never a legitimate form of protest. Freedom of speech and assembly under Constitution is rooted in non-violence. Yet the violent mob that descended upon this body was neither peaceful nor Democratic. It acted to disrupt Congress’s Constitutional responsibility,” he continued.

He then denied claims by some in the media and on social media that the rioting and violence was mostly caused by Antifa actors pretending to be Trump supporters.

“Some say the riots were caused by Antifa,” said McCarthy.

“There was absolutely no evidence of that. And conservatives should be the first to say so. Conservatives also know that the only thing that stops mob violence is to meet it with force rooted in justice and backed by moral courage. And last week we saw mob violence met by courage, sacrifice and heroism from the brave men and women who protect this institution every day,” he continued.

He then gave his reasons for not supporting the impeachment.

“I believe impeaching the president in such a short time frame would be a mistake,” said McCarthy.

“No investigations have been completed, no hearings have been held. What’s more, the Senate has confirmed that no trial will begin until after President-elect Biden is sworn in,” he explained.

“But here’s what a vote to impeach would do. A vote to impeach would further divide this nation. A vote to impeach will further fan the flames of partisan division,” said McCarthy. “Most Americans want neither in action nor in retribution, they want durable, bipartisan justice.”

McCarthy went on to squarely put the blame of the rioting on the shoulders of the president.

“That doesn’t mean the president is free from fault. The president bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding,” said McCarthy.

He also said that Congress should enact a fact-finding mission and a censure resolution against the president instead of impeaching him.

The House of Representatives went on to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time for incitement of insurrection in a vote of 232 to 197.

Here’s the video of McCarthy’s speech:


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Joint Chiefs of Staff release rare statement denouncing ‘insurrection’ at US Capitol and accepting election of Joe Biden

The Joint Chiefs of Staff denounced the “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol in a rare statement that also confirmed the official election results.

The statement was released Tuesday afternoon.

“The American people have trusted the Armed Forces of the United States to protect them and our Constitution for almost 250 years. As we have done throughout our history, the U.S. military will obey lawful orders from civilian leadership, support civil authorities to protect lives and property, ensure public safety in accordance with the law, and remain fully committed to protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” read the statement.

“The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process. We mourn the deaths of the two Capitol policemen and others connected to these unprecedented events,” the statement continued.

“We witnessed actions inside the Capitol building that were inconsistent with the rule of law. The rights of freedom of speech and assembly do not give anyone the right to resort to violence, sedition and insurrection,” said the statement.

“As Service Members, we must embody the values and ideals of the Nation. We support and defend the Constitution. Any act to disrupt the Constitutional process is not only against our traditions, values, and oath; it is against the law,” the statement added.

“On January 20, 2021, in accordance with the Constitution, confirmed by the states and the courts, and certified by Congress, President-elect Biden will be inaugurated and will become our 46th Commander in Chief,” the statement concluded.

The statement came moments before three House Republicans announced that they would support a second impeachment of Trump on the charge of incitement of insurrection.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also reportedly said Tuesday that he would be supportive of impeachment efforts after experiencing the chaos at the Capitol.

President Trump spoke to reporters as he left the White House and denied that his actions encouraged the acts of violence at the Capitol.

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Breaking: ‘I will vote to impeach the president,’ says GOP Rep. Liz Cheney

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming became the second House Republican to announce support of the impeachment of President Donald Trump after a congressman representing New York’s 24th congressional district became the first.

Rep. John Katko of New York was the first House Republican to announce support Tuesday afternoon.

“On January 6, 2021 a violent mob attacked the United States Capitol to obstruct the process of our democracy and stop the counting of presidential electoral votes. This insurrection caused injury, death and destruction in the most sacred space in our Republic,” Cheney said in her statement

“Much more will become clear in coming days and weeks, but what we know now is enough. The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack,” she continued.

“Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President. The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not,” Cheney said.

“There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” she added.

“I will vote to impeach the President,” Cheney concluded.

Katko, a former federal prosecutor, gave similar reasons for his support of impeachment.

“To allow the president of the United States to incite this attack without consequence is a direct threat to the future of our democracy,” Katko said in a statement. “For that reason, I cannot sit by without taking action. I will vote to impeach this president.”

Prior to the announcements, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reportedly told people close to him that he believed Trump had committed impeachable offenses over his encouragement of the rioting at the U.S. Capitol.

Democrats have drawn up an article of impeachment that accuses the president of inciting an insurrection.

Trump was first impeached by the Democrat-controlled House in December 2019 on two articles of impeachment related to a controversial call the president made to the president of Ukraine. The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted against convicting and removing the president.

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Frank Luntz polls Trump voters to see if their support has changed since the lethal rioting at the US Capitol

Pollster Frank Luntz released results Monday from a poll of Americans who support President Donald Trump after the lethal rioting at the U.S. Capitol.

Luntz said that he polled 800 Trump voters and found that a great majority of them would vote for the president again if given the opportunity.

“Despite their criticism of his conduct since November 3rd and last week, ??% of Trump voters say they’d still vote for him if another presidential election were held today,” Luntz said on his official social media account.

Another 4% said they would switch their vote to President-elect Joe Biden, 3% said they would vote for someone else or write in someone else, and 2% said they wouldn’t vote at all.

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That percentage went down, however, when asked about the 2024 election.

Luntz said, “??% of Trump voters say they’d rather vote for someone else in 2024. Among the choice of other candidates, Mike Pence currently leads the pack.”

But, when asked if the president should continue to fight to remain in the White House, the Trump voters were evenly split, with 50% saying yes, and 50% saying no he shouldn’t continue to fight.

In another question, 31% of Trump voters said he should retire from politics while 51% said he should run again in 2024.

Was the election rigged?

Luntz said that of the Trump voters he polled, 73% said the election system was rigged, “even after being reminded that Trump and his allies lost more than 60 cases in court challenging election results.”

And 61% of the Trump voters polled said they would “never” trust election results again.

Who was responsible for the rioting at the Capitol?

When asked who was responsible for the violence and rioting at the U.S. Capitol, 21% of Trump voters said in Luntz’s poll that Antifa was responsible. Another 17% said that the Democrats were responsible. Only 12% said that Trump supporters were responsible, and another 11% said Trump was responsible.

Five people died in the Capitol rioting, including one woman who was shot and killed by Capitol Police, three who died from other medical emergencies, and a Capitol Police officer who was injured by protesters and died days later.

President Trump agreed to an “orderly transition” after Congress voted to certify the Electoral College results on the evening of the U.S. Capitol chaos.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick declines to accept Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick declined to accept a Presidential Medal of Freedom after it was offered to him by President Donald Trump.

The stunning rebuke came on Monday in a statement from the coach who is considered to be among the greatest coaches in NFL history.

“Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients,” Belichick said in a statement.

“Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award,” he added. “Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots team.

“One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through the great leadership within our team, conversations about social justice, equality and human rights moved to the forefront and became actions,” he concluded. “Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award.”

President Trump has faced many calls to resign after he spoke at a massive rally last Wednesday against the certification of the election results and later, many of the protesters assaulted the U.S. Capitol. Five people died as a result of the violence at the Capitol.

Also on Monday, acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigned, becoming the third member of Trump’s Cabinet to resign since the Capitol rioting.

In April 2017, Belichick and the Patriots team went to the White House for a celebration following their Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Belichick gave the president a Patriots jersey and a helmet at that celebration.

The Patriots fared far worse in the 2020 NFL season, having missed the playoffs for the first time in over a decade.

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Family of woman who died at US Capitol riot releases heart-wrenching statement about Trump

A family member of a woman who died at the rioting at the U.S. Capitol released a heart-wrenching statement to reporters on Thursday.

The family of Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia, said that she either collapsed at the rioting or was trampled when she died on Wednesday. She was among the three who were reported to have died from medical conditions, in addition to Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed.

Boyland’s brother-in-law Justin Cave read a statement from the family to WAGA-TV.

“As we watched these awful events unfold, we hoped that Rosanne was not among the crowd,” he said.

“Tragically she was there, and it cost her life. We have little information at this time and we’re waiting with the rest of the world to uncover the specifics. Our family is grieving on every level for our country and for the families that have lost a loved one or suffered injuries and for our own loss. We appreciate your prayers and ask for everyone to respect our privacy as we mourn her death,” he continued.

He then added his personal comments.

“On a personal note, Rosanne was very passionate about her beliefs, like I’m sure a lot of people that were present at this event yesterday were,” said Cave.

“But it is my own personal belief that the president’s words and rhetoric incited a riot last night that killed four of his biggest fans,” he added.

“And I believe that we should invoke the 25th Amendment,” Cave concluded.

Some critics of the president have called for Trump administration officials to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him before the inauguration. Others have questioned whether that would be an inappropriate use of the power.

In an interview with the Daily Mail another relative said that Boyland really loved Trump and decided to go to the rally after hearing one of his speeches. She said that her other family members begged her not to go.

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Michelle Obama calls on tech companies to stop enabling Trump’s ‘monstrous behavior’ and ban him permanently

Former first lady Michelle Obama scolded tech companies for “enabling” President Donald Trump’s “monstrous behavior” and called for them to permanently ban the president.

Obama denounced the rioting at the U.S. Capitol in her statement that was released on Thursday, and then addressed Silicon Valley.

“I hurt for our country. And I wish I had all the solutions to make things better. I wish I had the confidence that people who know better will act like it for more than a news cycle or two,” wrote Obama.

“All I know is that now is a time for true patriotism. Now is the time for those who voted for this president to see the reality of what they’ve supported-and publicly and forcefully rebuke him and the actions of that mob,” she continued.

“Now is the time for Silicon Valley companies to stop enabling this monstrous behavior — and go even further than they have already by permanently banning this man from their platforms and putting in place policies to prevent their technology from being used by the nation’s leaders to fuel insurrection.”

Obama was referring to actions already taken by some social media companies to limit the president’s ability to post his claims about the 2020 election.

On Wednesday Twitter announced that they were suspending the president from his account for 12 hours over several tweets about the election. Soon after, Facebook followed suit and suspended Trump from his account for 24 hours. YouTube also took down a video the president posted where he told protesters and rioters to go home, but added his claims about the election.

Twitter said they would consider a permanent ban of the president and on Thursday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the president would be locked out of his account for at least the duration of the transition period.

Obama also described her reaction to the rioting at the U.S. Capitol in her statement.

“Like all of you, I watched as a gang – organized, violent, and mad they’d lost an election – laid seige to the United States Capitol. They set up gallows. They proudly waved the traitorous flag of the Confederacy through the halls. They desecrated the center of American government,” she wrote.

“The day was a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can’t handle the truth of his own failures. And the wreckage lays at the feet of a party and media apparatus that gleefully cheered him on, knowing full well the possibility of consequences like these,” Obama added.

On Thursday the president condemned the rioting in a statement from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany to the media.

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BREAKING: Congress certifies Electoral College vote; Trump agrees to ‘orderly transition’ of presidential power

President Donald Trump agreed to an “orderly transition” of power early Wednesday morning after Congress voted to certify the results of the presidential election and declare Joe Biden the 46th president of the United States of America.

The president’s statement was posted by Dan Scavino, his senior aide, because Trump’s social media accounts had been locked down.

“Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” the statement read. “I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!”

The extraordinary admission came after the president promised to never concede before a demonstration of his fervent followers and supporters who had joined a demonstration at Washington, D.C. Some of those supporters later went on to force their way into Congress.

Congress voted to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory with a total of 306 electoral votes. Only 270 electoral votes were needed to claim victory.

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Breaking: Senate and House reject pro-Trump challenge to Arizona election results after Capitol rioting

Congress voted to reject a challenge to electoral results in Arizona in defiance of the chaos from the rioting by pro-Trump protesters who were trying to stop the vote that would secure Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States.

The debate over the slate of electors from Arizona was interrupted when Trump supporters stormed Congress and overran several buildings. Lawmakers were taken to secure areas while law enforcement officials tried to regain control.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) later excoriated the rioters and announced that she had consulted with Vice President Mike Pence, among others, to reconvene Congress and proceed with the vote.

Law enforcement officials, including the Capitol Police and the FBI, cleared out the Capitol building and lawmakers filed back in to continue their debate over the results of the presidential election.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) used his time to blame the president for the rioting.

“This mob was in good part President Trump’s doing,” Schumer said. “Incited by his words, his lies. This violence, in good part, his responsibility, his everlasting shame.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) refuted some of the claims of election fraud in his speech and ended by declaring that he fully endorsed Biden’s victory despite being against it personally.

“Trump and I, we’ve had a hell of a journey. I hate it to end this way,” Graham said. “Count me out, enough is enough.”

The Senate took a vote on the debate over Arizona’s 11 electors about 10:15 p.m. ET, and 93 voted to accept them while only six Republican senators voted to reject the votes.

The House also voted to accept Arizona’s electors with 303 representatives voting to accept the official electors and 121 representatives, all Republicans, voting against certifying them.

Congress continued with the certification in a roll call of states, but was expected to debate the electors from Pennsylvania. Eventually, lawmakers are expected to vote on whether to certify the results of the election and confirm Biden’s victory.

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Twitter locks Trump’s account for 12 hours and says it may suspend him permanently; Facebook blocks him for 24 hours

Twitter said that it locked President Donald Trump’s account for 12 hours after he posted tweets in violation of its “civic integrity” policies over the rioting at the U.S. Capitol against the certification of the election results.

President Trump had tweeted a video of himself addressing the people who were attacking the offices of members of Congress and attempting to thwart the congressional proceedings on Wednesday. He also continued to press the narrative that the election was stolen from him.

“As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy,” read the statement from Twitter.

“This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked,” the social media giant explained.

“Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account,” the company concluded.

Facebook and YouTube also deleted the video of the president’s claims from their online platforms. Facebook later said it had locked the president out of his account for 24 hours for violating its policies.

“The violent protests in the Capitol today are a disgrace. We prohibit incitement and calls for violence on our platform. We are actively reviewing and removing any content that breaks these rules,” Facebook said in a statement.

Facebook’s Guy Rosen, the vice president of integrity, called it an emergency situation.

“This is an emergency situation and we are taking appropriate emergency measures, including removing President Trump’s video. We removed it because on balance we believe it contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence,” Rosen tweeted.

Despite the protests of the president and the rioting from his supporters at the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Congress would reconvene Wednesday evening and validate the Electoral College results of the election.

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Nancy Pelosi says Congress will reconvene tonight and certify the Electoral College results

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that Congress would reconvene and certify the election results after being driven out by pro-Trump rioters.

Pelosi released a defiant statement excoriating the chaos on Wednesday.

“Today, a shameful assault was made on our democracy. It was anointed at the highest level of government. It cannot, however, deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden,” Pelosi said.

Protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump stormed Congress in order to prevent the certification of the Electoral College results. One person was shot inside the Capitol and later died, and members of Congress were evacuated for their safety.

Pelosi went on to say that she consulted with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), and “decided we should proceed tonight at the Capitol once it is cleared for use.”

She said she also consulted with Vice President Mike Pence, the Pentagon and the Justice Department.

“We always knew this responsibility would take us into the night. The night may still be long but we are hopeful for a shorter agenda, but our purpose will be accomplished,” she continued.

“Members and staff should remain on the Capitol complex until they are notified by the United States Capitol Police,” Pelosi instructed.

She concluded by calling it a “time of great sadness.”

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky addressed the objections that Republicans were intending to raise against the certification of results from several states.

“I don’t think there’s gonna be another objection. I think it’s over,” Paul said.

The Senate was scheduled to reconvene for the vote at 8 p.m. ET.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar says she is drawing up articles of impeachment against President Trump over Capitol rioting

Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota tweeted that she was drawing up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump over the rioting Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol against the certification of the Electoral College results.

Omar tweeted the announcement as the Secret Service and the Capitol police were attempting to evacuate the Capitol building in order to regain control.

“I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives & removed from office by the United States Senate,” Omar tweeted.

“We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath,” she added.

Other Democrats called for the president’s removal over the rioting, including Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.

“This is on Donald Trump, period. He called folks to D.C. and gave them marching orders. He needs to be impeached and removed immediately,” Tlaib said.

Tens of thousands of supporters of the president participated in a rally at the Ellipse near the White House to protest the scheduled certification of the results of the presidential election. Rallygoers then marched to the U.S. Capitol, which turned into a riot when some protesters forced their way into the Capitol building and broke into lawmakers’ offices.

President Trump later called for rioters to act peacefully and then posted a video statement asking for them to go home, while reiterating his claims that the election was stolen from him.

Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in December 2019 over claims of abuse of power, but he was not removed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate. If impeached a second time, he would be the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.

The president has just 14 days left in office before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20.

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BREAKING: Pipe bomb found at headquarters of the RNC, DNC evacuated; other suspicious packages being investigated, including at US Capitol

An explosive device was found at the headquarters of the Republican National Committee as the Capitol was under attack by rioters angry at Congress attempting to affirm the results of the presidential election.

An RNC official told the New York Times that the explosive device was identified as a pipe bomb, and it was successfully destroyed by the bomb squad.

Other suspicious packages were reported as the rioting unfolded at the nation’s capital. One was discovered at the headquarters of the Democratic National Convention, and was being investigated. Another was reportedly found on the U.S. Capitol grounds.

The DNC was evacuated as a precaution while law enforcement officials tried to identify whether the suspicious package was also an explosive device.

The alarming developments follow upon scenes of chaos from Washington, D.C., where some supporters of the president have taken offices and chambers of the Congress by force. One woman was also shot in the neck during the melee and carried out on a stretcher.

The president tweeted a video asking his supporters to stop rioting, but he reiterated that he believed the election was stolen from him. Vice President Mike Pence also tweeted a demand that the violence stop.

“The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building,” tweeted Pence.

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BREAKING: Trump calls on National Guard to secure Congress from his rioting supporters

The president called on the National Guard to help quell the violence at the Capitol after rioting broke out against members of Congress trying to certify the results of the election.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced through her official social media account on Wednesday.

“At President @realDonaldTrump’s direction, the National Guard is on the way along with other federal protective services,” said McEnany.

“We reiterate President Trump’s call against violence and to remain peaceful,” she added.

Chaos erupted after tens of thousands of Trump supporters demonstrated at the Capitol when many marched to Congress and stormed into the proceedings. Members of Congress were evacuated and the session was suspended.

Scenes of chaos from within the riot were widely circulated on social media. One woman was shot in the neck and carried out of the melee in a stretcher.

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted and called for the violence to end.

“The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building,” said Pence.

“Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” he added.

Other lawmakers have decried the violence and the destruction at the nation’s capital.

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