WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America’s presidential election, undercut the nation’s democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.

The nation’s elected representatives scrambled to crouch under desks and donned gas marks, while police futilely tried to barricade the building, one of the most jarring scenes ever to unfold in a seat of American political power. A woman was shot and killed inside the Capitol, and Washington’s mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence.

The rioters were egged on by Trump, who has spent weeks falsely attacking the integrity of the election and had urged his supporters to descend on Washington Wednesday to protest Congress’ formal approval of Biden’s victory. Some Republican lawmakers were in the midst of raising objections to the results on his behalf when the proceedings were abruptly halted by the mob.

Together, the protests and the GOP election objections amounted to an almost unthinkable challenge to American democracy and exposed the depths of the divisions that have coursed through the country during Trump’s four years in office. Though the efforts to block Biden from being sworn in on Jan. 20 are sure to fail, the support Trump has received for his efforts to overturn the election results have badly strained the nation’s democratic guardrails.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said lawmakers were resume the counting of electoral votes Wednesday evening after the Capitol was cleared of the pro-Trump occupiers.

The president gave his supporters an added boost Wednesday morning during an appearance at a rally outside the White House, where he urged them to march to the Capitol. He spent much of the afternoon in his private dining room off the Oval Office watching scenes of the violence on television. At the urging of his staff, he reluctantly issued a pair of tweets and a taped video telling his supporters it was time to “go home in peace” — yet he still said he backed their cause.

A somber President-elect Biden, two weeks away from being inaugurated, said American democracy was “under unprecedented assault,” a sentiment echoed by many in Congress, including some Republicans. Former President George W. Bush said he watched the events in “disbelief and dismay.”

The domed Capitol building has for centuries been the scene of protests and occasional violence, including a 1954 shooting involving Puerto Rican nationalists. But Wednesday’s events were particularly astounding both because they unfolded at least initially with the implicit blessing of the president and because of the underlying goal of overturning the results of a free and fair presidential election.

Tensions were already running high when lawmakers gathered early Wednesday afternoon for the constitutionally mandated counting of the Electoral College results, in which Biden defeated Trump, 306-232. Despite pleas from Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, more than 150 GOP lawmakers planned to support objections to some of the results, though lacking evidence of fraud or wrongdoing in the election.

Trump spent the lead-up to the proceedings publicly hectoring Vice President Mike Pence, who had a largely ceremonial role in the proceedings, to aid the effort. He tweeted on Wednesday: “Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!”

But Pence, in a statement shortly before presiding, defied Trump, saying he could not claim “unilateral authority” to reject the electoral votes that make Biden president.

Shortly after the first GOP objections, protesters fought past police and breached the building, shouting and waving Trump and American flags as they marched through the halls. Lawmakers were told to duck under their seats for cover and put on gas masks after tear gas was used in the Capitol Rotunda. Some House lawmakers tweeted they were sheltering in place in their offices.

Rep. Scott Peters, D-Calif., told reporters he was in the House chamber when rioters began storming it. Security officers “made us all get down, you could see that they were fending off some sort of assault, it looked like. They had a piece of furniture up against the door, the door, the entry to the floor from the Rotunda, and they had guns pulled,” Peters said.

“And they just told us to take our pins off,” he added, referring to lapel pins members wear so Capitol Police can quickly identify them. Then the lawmakers were evacuated.

Staff members grabbed the boxes of Electoral College votes as the evacuation took place. Otherwise, said Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., the ballots likely would have been destroyed by the protesters.

Trump supporters posting on internet forums popular with far-right fringe elements celebrated the chaos. Messages posted on one turned from profane frustration over the content of Trump’s speech to glee when supporters stormed the building. At least one leading figure was livestreaming video from inside the Capitol during the siege.

The mob’s storming of Congress prompted bipartisan outrage, mostly from Democrats but from Republicans as well, as lawmakers accused Trump of fomenting the violence with his relentless falsehoods about election fraud. Several suggested that Trump be prosecuted for a crime, which seems unlikely two weeks from when his term expires.

“I think Donald Trump probably should be brought up on treason for something like this,” Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., told reporters. “This is how a coup is started. And this is how democracy dies.”

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who’s at times clashed with Trump, issued a written statement saying, “Lies have consequences. This violence was the inevitable and ugly outcome of the President’s addiction to constantly stoking division.”

Despite Trump’s repeated claims of voter fraud, election officials and his own former attorney general have said there were no problems on a scale that would change the outcome. All the states have certified their results as fair and accurate, by Republican and Democratic officials alike.

The Pentagon said about 1,100 District of Columbia National Guard members were being mobilized to help support law enforcement at the Capitol. More than a dozen people were arrested.

As darkness began to set in, law enforcement officials worked their way toward the protesters, using percussion grenades to try to clear the area around the Capitol. Big clouds of tear gas were visible. Police in full riot gear moved down the steps, clashing with demonstrators.

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Associated Press writers Andrew Taylor, Jill Colvin, Kevin Freking, Alan Fram, Ben Fox and Ashraf Khalil in Washington and Bill Barrow in Atlanta contributed to this report.

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Obadiah Plainsmen

Threw in one line and got 7 bites , pretty good fishing today, see ya next time.

phydeaux994

You ruined your denouncement of Trump OP, you should never have come back.

Obadiah Plainsmen

Oh poor phydeaux your ego needs stroking? You where right You and the Biden’s, Obama’s of world are the best . This world just can’t function without you guys. And you never know where or when I’ll show up.

MRS M

........the true confederacy of dunces.

phydeaux994

Doesn’t matter when you show up OP, I’ll be here. Peace.✌️😷

bosco

I thought you declared that the FNP was for opinions, Fido, or is it only the opinions that you agree with? Does this fit in with your declaration that half of the voters in the US are no longer Americans?

Are you the Minister of the LLBTT Cancel Culture?

Yeah and one dead cop 👮‍♀️.

jloo

An unarmed "white woman" (race must always be identified) and 14 year veteran was gunned down. Umm..where is the outrage?? My democrat friends, welcome to the age of #resistance. Sound familiar? Stacy Abrams STILL refuses to concede her defeat in Georgia and claims the election was stolen. The hypocrisy is so rank, I can't even take Democrats seriously anymore. It is now time to sit back and watch the failure that the Biden Administration and Congress under Democrat control will be. The statistical anomalies that transpired this election will not go away.

Are you outraged about her death and the other 3 deaths? You do feel all lives matter. Right?

You may not take democrats seriously but in 4 years they went from being the minority in the house, senate and executive office to controlling them all... It’s well fitting that you don’t take the changes seriously 😳. Keep it up 👍. Simply being “White” is losing its’ exceptionalism. Seriously the country is more diverse and enlightened 🤷‍♂️.

Shame on Trump to encourage her to go in “harms way”.

phydeaux994

George H W Bush👎 Bill J Clinton👍 George W Bush👎👎 Barack H Obama👍 Donald J Trump👎👎👎 Republicans...3 failures Democrats...2 successes You gettin’ the pattern here jloo??? Good days ahead.

MD1756

Exactly what is your criteria for failure vs success?

threecents

That's funny because I remember Stacey Abrams graciously conceding to the current Governor and making a point of having everything be peaceful. She did allege voter suppression, and I believe she actually had specific evidence of voter suppression. I think that very governor she lost to made a point of ending that very voter suppression.

threecents

Here is her speech. Not sure how you can watch this video and not be inspired by her. She is a real American hero, working hard to make America great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1YXTP7u8Ds

threecents

Here is some background on voter suppression for those of you who missed American History 201. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03DGjnIkTdI

Hayduke2

How about the Capital police officer who died? How about the 56 injured? At least 2 pipe bombs, numerous weapons charges, 11 Molotov fire bombs, windows broken out, papers stolen, damage to the Capital, pushing over artifacts, and who knows what else is going to come out. Is is tragic that she was shot, absolutely. But when you threaten and storm armed officers who are duty bound to protect members of Congress , bad things happen.

Obadiah Plainsmen

Correction on my comment .,.. China,Iran,North Korea,Russia are no longer are adversaries, they are our trusted and loyal partners and friends. Trump and 74 million Americans are now the enemy.

Hayduke2

"Trump and 74 million Americans are now the enemy." If that is true it is only because they embrassed the lies and conspiracies put forth by those nations and tweeted by DJT. BTW, why did you switch back to your old handle to post?

phydeaux994

No OP, anyone who tries to destroy our Democracy, foreign or domestic, is the enemy. That includes Donald John Trump and those that supported him and repeated his lies and excused his crimes against America. So I guess your last sentence is accurate and has been for the last four years.

pdl603

Dawg Dew for the last four years your party destroyed America. Take credit for what you’ve done.

pdl603

[thumbup][thumbup], no worries though Wheezy and Heals Up will fix it.

Thewheelone

Did you get released from a holding pen in Washington yesterday in time to continue your silly remarks, today. Pdl?

bosco

Doesn't CommaLa bail out rioters, or was that just for the Summer of Love"?

threecents

Stop pdling on my newspaper, and clean yourself up.

Hayduke2

Wow, such a mature and insightful comment. Typical of most of your insights.

Yes, America showed the whole world where we are, and it wasn’t pretty. If you don’t like a democratic election, court processes, democratic protocols, you can tear it all down, instigated by “the leader”.

Trump was whipped: Trump lost by more then 7million popular votes, the electoral college by 306 to 232 and a sore loser shown by his whole staff abandoning a sinking ship - everyone is resigning to keep face. Even Lindsey Graham, his biggest “lap dog” has found a new master (Biden).

But Trump has won the ire: no incentives to forgive him only to prosecute 19 cases, his kids dealings and associates after he leaves office.

Well deserved.

bosco

I think what is stinging Trump the most is after four years of calling others "Losers" he has lost the biggest contest of all and is now "The Biggest Loser".

Partisan-free investigations should be allowed by Biden and his "Wingman" into all past illegal activities by the Trump family and the Biden family. Four years hasn't produced much on Trump and the investigations into the Bidens are just getting going.

Obadiah Plainsmen

After all it is the “people’s house” , Bought and paid for by the Chinese Communist Party . Wonder what kind of entertainment Beijing Biden and Xi Jinping will bring. We might see a red flag with a large star and an arch of 4 little stars being raised above the “people’s house “ to show solidarity with our adversary.

Hayduke2

Pitiful !!!!

Obadiah, the White House is known as “the people’s house” not the Capitol

It’s a poetic metaphor to tell the story of the residents of the White House over history.

threecents

For those who missed the memo, 2016-2020 is over. A couple of exclamation points were put on it yesterday. Wake up and feel the new day.

pdl603

Ah, a mostly peaceful protest. Funny, I don’t see anything burning. So, logically it was more peaceful than the average Antifa democrat sponsored protest.

Hayduke2

Delusional...

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pdl603

But it is ok to burn and loot fellow citizen’s property? They were venting their frustration much like the democrat mob has since Floyd. I don’t see the difference other than they didn’t destroy private property.

phydeaux994

According to Christopher Wray, last Summers violence was largely instigated by Right Wing Groups like the Boogaloo Bois. The BLM Protests in Cities across America were largely peaceful. There was no Democrat mob piddle, except in your little making excuses Fantasy World.

threecents

Pdl, You are the only one here trying to excuse violence.

bosco

"People do what they do"....Nancy Pelosi

In the “mostly peaceful protest”, one police officer is on the verge of losing his eye from the beating from the peaceful protesters. Would you have the phone # or address of Antifa (the anti-fascist movement)?

threecents

About 60 police were injured during the riot.

Hayduke2

One police officer dead, 56 injured, furniture trashed, documents stolen, 2 pipe bombs, 11 Molotov bombs, armed rioters - yeah, sounds really peaceful

pdl603

Looked mostly peaceful to me. I wonder why the officer had to shoot an unarmed citizen without warning? Why not use a taser or pepper spray? This will probably be the first of many killings by the police of unarmed citizens that the left will applaud.

shiftless88

As I said when an intruder entered the White House, when you enter a place like that by going over barricades and pushing past police, you have put yourself in the line of fire. This isn't marching in the streets, it is invading the Capitol building.

Hayduke2

Really? Suddenly your worried about an officer shooting an unarmed citizen? What a weird world you live in. So many patriots carrying Confederate flags and taking down the US flag to fly a Trump ( made in China ) flag.

phydeaux994

The lady killed was part of a mob trying to break through the doors to the Senate Chamber

pdl603

Apparently your ability to find news sources that tell the truth is just about zero. She was crawling through a window and unarmed. She did not deserve to die. But in your twisted mind, one less Trump supporter is a good thing, right Dawgdew?

phydeaux994

I stand corrected piddle.....A witness to the shooting told the TV station WUSA9 that "a number of police and Secret Service were saying, 'get down, get back, get out of the way.' She didn't heed the call." At that point, the witness said, "they shot her in the neck." (NPR was unable to independently contact the witness, but he also appears in footage of the shooting itself.)

"As protesters were forcing their way toward the House Chamber where Members of Congress were sheltering in place, a sworn USCP employee discharged their service weapon, striking an adult female," the United States Capitol Police wrote in a statement on Thursday......remember what you guys always say..”just do what the cops say and you won’t get shot”.

threecents

You mean she was minding her own business, crawling through an open window, or was she one of a rioting mob that attacked police, pushed past barricades, and broke into the US capitol during full session? It is amazing that more people on both sides were not killed.

Me too... Like I wonder why 👮‍♂️ had to shoot an unarmed women in her own home. My bad . She was black. Were Ashli Babbit only broke into the Capitol in an angry mob and “blue lives do matter”. Right?

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threecents

Pdl, Maybe you should try to be a human being.

Dwasserba

Terrorists.

matts853

Are you not entertained, Trump supporters? Are you not entertained?!

I predicted this months ago in the comments section. But all the die hard Trump supporters here and 2 members of this paper’s Board of Contributors (step forward Rick and Dave) mocked the idea of Trump’s presidency ending this way. It was plain to see where this man was taking the country. What happened yesterday was entirely possible in Trump’s America.

There is one silver lining in what happened. Trump’s political career is now officially over. The powers that be in the Republican Party that rise from the ash heap of Trump’s presidency won’t indulge him for a second on the prospect of running in 2024. So at least that potential menace to America’s future greatness is gone for good. Same goes for Cruz and Hawley and every other member of congress who engaged in this grotesque act of sedition. Shame on all of them.

Unfortunately, Trumpism with all its anti-American zeal will carry on, albeit in a darker corner of American politics than it otherwise would have been had the Capitol not been attacked by his supporters. Hopefully its remaining light will be extinguished forever very soon.

phydeaux994

That darker corner of American Politics has unfortunately always been there. It went underground in the 50’s and 60’s with the Civil Rights Movement where it festered until June 1, 2015 when Don released it again with his Racist Hate speech from the Golden Staircase in the Trump Tower. It will now go back to those dark corners where hopefully it will die with the emergence of our more accepting young population. America just went through a bad spot as it has before. It will recover and be a better America as it always has.

threecents

[thumbup][thumbup][thumbup] Matt, I remember your post and the responses.

jth7100

CD, anger and denial in the same post. It wasn't Trump supporters, it was another group posing as Trump thugs. But republicans are leaving and caving and accepting that Trump lost the election. They don't realize that the event was all fake? You better get down there and explain that to them. Democrats will now control the White House, the House and the Senate and the Trump supporters only succeeded in the entire refusal to accept Biden's win collapsing. That is a lot for you to come to grips with I guess.

vodalone

Trump knows when he's out of office he'll be charged with serious crimes from various entities and won't have presidential immunity so he's desperately trying to cling to power. It's banana republic stuff. His only option now is resign and let Pence take over and pray for a pardon from him, but seems like it's too late for all that.

Personally, any of my neighbors still flying Trump flags after this will be seen and treated as terrorists and traitors by me

bosco

What sort of action will you take against those "terrorists and traitors"?

Hayduke2

Never pass on the chance to push a button bosco.. Sad.

bosco

Never pass on the chance to push a button hayduke2. Sad.

phydeaux994

Those Terrorists you saw yesterday and the President who’s name they carried and all of the 74 million enablers and sympathizers who voted for him are NOT Americans. They are Anarchists and criminals trying to destroy our Constitutional Republic and our Democracy and we should recognize that fact.

bosco

So, Fido, you have now decided that half of the country are no longer Americans? How about the other half who did nothing to condemn the riots, looting, and arson all summer?

"People do what they do"....Nancy Pelosi

Greg F

The ones waiving confederate flags, Bonzo, are the ones who still haven't figured out they lost the Civil war, and want white 'murica to rise again. Trump wants to please his master Putin by creating his own dictatorship in his image and is using them as tools to get there...unsuccessfully, but the attempt was there. Those who followed him are either stupid, unamerican, uneducated, misled, lied to, coerced, part of a massive group-think, a mob action, fascists, Nazis (Trumps supporters often flew the swastika), or all of that or a combination of that. Which are you Bonzo...it's gotta be at least one of that. You still seem to support the whole idea of what Agent Orange is doing and apparently are fine with yesterday's dealings. You can't fix stupid.

phydeaux994

See my response to piddle’s 11:04 a.m. comment bosco. You also reside in that little make excuses Fantasy World you share with the rest of the RRR(RadicalRightRepublicans)/BTT(BullyTagTeam). Peace bosco, the worst part hopefully ended yesterday. The Democrats/Libs are here to bail out another disastrous Republican Administration. Why don’t you help this time?

pdl603

You are hoot, since when have you been concerned about the republic? The 77 million morons, you included, voted democrat who were hell bent on over throwing a duly elected official for the last four years. You think calling 74 million Americans traitors will not cause any issues? First Trump supporter shot will be on your hands, but based on your comment you don’t care.

Biker1

Trump should be impeached again, making him the only US Pre4sident to get this and then removed from office via the 25th Amendment. This would prevent him from running in 2024. Then let New York state put him in the state prison.

Pulmonary talks are being held this morning by cabinet members in regards to invoking the 25th amendment.

bosco

I wonder if they will act. They've got nothing to lose since the VP and the Cabinet will be out of a job in two weeks anyway.

Trump is becoming more and more unhinged.

Thewheelone

awteam, while the people having these discussions may have difficulty breathing because they are anxious, thereby giving them pulmonary issues, they are having preliminary talks. Auto spellcheck on devices are a pain in the petoot!!! [cool]

Oops 😅

public-redux

That photograph on the front page and at the top of this story is very strange. With all the rioting and mayhem in DC, why a photo of illegal immigrants climbing over the wall?

bosco

Must have been a caravan that marched to the Capitol.

threecents

I can tell those are not illegal immigrants because immigrants love the USA.

islandcuban

Well said. Disturbing to see which flag was brought in first into the capitol rotunda .. It wasn't the starts and stripes

islandcuban

Sorry Typo ... Stars and Stripes !!

Greg F

It's the flag of surrender from treasonous and seditious people who want nothing more than to make their version of 'murica white again, and who are terrified they are pretty much a minority in this nation already. They fear being marginalized like they have done since the nation was founded to others.

MD1756

And those "illegal immigrants" as you call them should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for the multiple laws they've broken. In my opinion, those who entered the capitol are guilty of insurrection and at the very least, some should be brought up on charges of treason (especially the one in the senate chamber announcing his own reality of the election).

MD1756

Comment was supposed to be in response to public-redux.

bnick467

Trump should be charged, but let's not forget that the people who stormed the Capitol Building are adults, and when identified through security video, they should have the full weight of the U.S. Government to capture them and bring them to swift and furious justice.

Also, Mike Pence needs to be held accountable. He saw this coming, he saw Trump's "orders" to his followers. He should have invoked the 25th Amendment weeks ago to remove Trump due to his very noticeable mental decline after Nov. 3. Mike Pence is just as much to blame as Trump for his failure to uphold his oath to protect the Constitution from ALL enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC.

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Thewheelone

I see you still have your finger on the insult trigger huh, CD. Bnick is correct, not clueless. Pence SHOULD have invoked the 25th as is his duty and or the duty of the president and cabinet should the president become incapacitated in any way. The clueless ones are you and the rest of the millions of suckers who defend the failed despot living in the white house and did not see or refused to see that he is a threat to our republic. We know how politics and how "things work in DC." What do you think we have been screaming about for the last 4 years? Clueless, I think not. The people have spoken in three phases: 1. The House was flipped 2 years ago. 2. The incumbent lost the white house and 3. The senate was flipped yesterday. Fortunately for our country, the majority of people here are NOT clueless. Trump needs to be removed today.

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Greg F

Right CD, as you solidly believe General Agent Orange Lee Trump, supported by his Confederate-flag-waiving mob that stormed the Capitol by force, won the election. You just never give up the ghost. They weren't the Boy Scouts there CD, they waived flags of sedition and treason of a formerly defiant south, thinking they somehow will "make the south white....er...rise again."

MD1756

At the very least, Trump needs to be pay the financial costs of his actions.

pdl603

Charged with what bstupid? Trump said in plain english, not that it helps you, to protest peacefully. 99.8 percent did. So that made it mostly peaceful according to recent metrics.

Hayduke2

Delusional

Piedmontgardener

A stain on our Republic forever. Thanks, Republicans who didn't have the stones to abandon the hate train. As someone whose voted for most Republican presidents in my lifetime, this day is finally the moment some of you might get it - this is what destroys countries and today Donald J. Trump tried to destroy ours along with his racist trash base. Own it. That's what you support, insurrectionist, racist trash at the core. Just like 1859. Make America Great Again? Heck, you folks have almost destroyed this country with your insanity. Repent. This is a great country and those of us who abandoned your train aren't socialists, communists or whatever words your handlers like to feed you.

Dwasserba

"Staff members grabbed the boxes of Electoral College votes as the evacuation took place. Otherwise, said Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., the ballots likely would have been destroyed by the protesters." Heroes.

Greg F

Just wait...now Trump will say while the staffers had them, they tampered with them. I'm sure the likes of CD, Boxsco and Joisygirl all think that's the truth.

DickD

Virginia and Maryland sent National Guard troops too and Maryland sent State Troopers.

What happened today was the result of Trump's lies. He never should have been elected and only won because of the Electoral College. It is time to do away with the Electoral College and go to popular vote only. The Electoral College is a hold over from slavery, we no longer have slavery. Now get rid of the Electoral College.

And Trump needs to be charged with insurrection!

C.D.Reid

He will be, Dick, but only in your dreams.

DickD

You are right, Cd, Trump has been a nightmare.

threecents

Mulvaney and Barr are among those charging him with insurrection.

phydeaux994

What you sow, ye shall reap.

bosco

I agree with that, Fido. Extremists from both sides have been emboldened by the response to their actions during the Summer of Love:

5/19/20 CNN reported that the protests were "mostly peacefull" as the a Minneapolis police station behind him burned.

7/9/20 Pelosi said, when asked about the riots, burning and looting "People do what they do"

7/26/20 Nadler declared left wing extremists Antifa "a myth"

9/29/20 Biden declares Antifa is an "idea"

Where was the condemnation during the month long assault on the federal courthouse in Portland?

Of the hundreds of thousands peacefull protestors yesterday, a small precentage came prepared for violence and when egged on by Trump to March to the Capitol broke through the fences and breached the Capitol building. That action shoul be and has been condemned by both Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians.

Trump is unhinged.

I don't know if there is enough time to invoke the 25th amendment in the time remaining.

A sad day for all Americans.

C.D.Reid

Don't forget how long it took Biden to speak out against the "Summer Of Love" violence vs how long it took for him to say something about yesterday, bosco. And I was just tuned into WFMD listening to a member of the Frederick Conservative Club who rode one of the three buses down there and, from his observations, there is no doubt that the real trouble makers were Antifa thugs posing as Trump supporters solely for the purpose of doing exactly what they did. My wife and I were discussing that possibility as we watched the rioting unfold. This was definitely a method of their operations.

Was that before or after Biden told his followers (protesters) to riot and seize a federal building?

bosco

I wonder if anyone will actually investigate to see if Antifa led the break in and occupation? After all, according to Nadler they are just a myth and according to Biden they are just an idea. They didn't seem to mind when the assualt was on a federal courthouse in Portland, but now it's hit close to home.

threecents

I hear that is what Bosco's buddy's are saying - that the rioters were Liberal agents pretending to be Trump supporters. They say that whenever their own kind commits a crime. And then they go on about the hypocrisy of the left and other nonsense. It reminds me of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion - a fictional Russian account of how Jews planned to take over the world. Many still believe it to this day. It is still used by some Middle Eastern countries and white nationalists to justify their anti-Semitic positions. My guess is that QAnon will also last many decades. Trump was given the opportunity at the last presidential debate to nip QAnon in the bud, but he refused.

threecents

My point Bosco, is that is late in the day to continue with the fake news and faulty comparisons. Your boys were exposed yesterday.

bosco

Well, using that as a benchmark, threecents, "your boys" have been exposed all summer - unless you have conveniently forgotten the "Mostly Peacefull" protests that resulted in billions of dollars in property damage and a month long siege of the federal courthouse in Portland. Selective memory loss?

I have repeatedly condemned the burning, rioting, and looting during the Summer of Love, and I condemn the actions of those who broke into and occupied the Capitol yesterday.

"Your boys" were mostly silent on the riots all summer - thereby emboldening similar actions by extremists of all stripes.

"People do what they do"....Nancy Pelosi

Greg F

Whataboutism isn't going to save you here CD. What was done to the Capitol was not done since 1812 by a bunch of seditionists in an insurrection. This is no different, and a hell of a lot worse.

Hayduke2

Maybe you ought to actually educate yourself about Antifa - here's an article written at a level that is easy to understand. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-is-antifa/

You have bought into yet another lie and con that Trump pushed. SAD.

threecents

From the FNP: "Propheter (president of the Frederick Conservative Club) said none of the Conservative Club members were close to the Capitol when it was stormed. He said they were waiting for buses to leave Washington D.C. around 3:30 p.m." When will you learn? These are the same guys who say Sandy Hook was a liberal conspiracy. Like Biden said yesterday: Enough already!

threecents

Bosco, Why do you argue with us when we are trying to help you?

DickD

I hope not. If Trump is removed and Pence is POTUS for one day, he will pardon Trump

Then Trump can be put in prison for only his state crimes.

sevenstones1000

Don’t even try to compare treason and insurrection and the attempt to terrorize our government with social justice marches that were, yes, largely peaceful. Don’t even pretend a gas station or Piggly Wiggly is more important than the Capitol.

Greg F

More whataboutism. This is something we haven't seen since 1812...storming of the Capitol. Antifa.....you seriously have no clue what that's about...and Antifa would not exist except for fascists that exist like Trump and his followers..and guilt-by-assciation, you.

Bosco, what’s Antifa’s phone number and address?

bosco

They are simply a myth, according to Nadler, but maybe George Soros can help you with that information.

Thewheelone

yes, Bosco. Please share...

LJF0929

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