Shootings moment at woman in the United States Capitol
Chaos gripped Washington on Wednesday when Congress was preparing to confirm Democrat Joe Biden as the next president, a formality that normally passes without pain or glory and that this January 6, 2021 will be written in the history books. Thousands of Donald Trump supporters, spurred on by his unfounded accusations of electoral fraud, surrounded the Capitol and violently broke through police lines, causing altercations inside the building. The session was suspended, the city declared a curfew, and the world saw an unprecedented image of the United States, the country that prides itself on being the world’s first democracy.
Vice President Mike Pence was evacuated and lawmakers took refuge while police used tear gas to disperse protesters inside the building, trying to avoid tougher measures that triggered an escalation of violence. On television you could see images of security agents with their weapons drawn protecting the doors of the plenary halls and of citizens breaking the windows to enter. The commentators kept repeating phrases like: “This is the United States of America” or “This is the United States Congress,” puzzled by the drift of their country. With the situation already out of control, Trump himself asked his followers to end the violence and protest peacefully. “Remember, we are the party of law and order, respect the law,” the Republican tweeted.
The American capital had been a pressure cooker since early in the morning. The Senate and the House of Representatives held the joint session contemplated by the Constitution to count the electoral votes sent by each state and certify the victory of Biden, while Trump continued to pressure his party members and agitate his followers with the ghost of fraudulent elections that, as the justice and the authorities have concluded, are not such.
The protesters had gathered in front of the White House, where they waited to hear the words of the acting president, still rooted in his conspiracy theories about the polls. “We will never give up, we will never concede [Biden’s victory],” Trump had emphasized to the crowd shortly after 11 a.m. After his intervention, the Trumpistas crossed the great Constitution Avenue and the National Mall in the direction of the Capitol. Once there, sparks exploded.
Inside, the Republican Party exhibited its fracture before the figure of Trump and that of his last great challenge against the system. A group of senators and congressmen had prepared a battery of objections against the votes of the States, although the bulk of the conservatives did not support them. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered a harsh speech discrediting Trump’s offensive after four years of pragmatic collusion with the man who had won them the White House in 2016. “The voters, the courts and the States have spoken. If we reverse them, we will damage our Republic forever, ”he said. “If we annul these elections on mere accusations of the losing side, our democracy will go into a death spiral,” he added. On the other side of those walls, the tension had begun to build and the protesters had caused the first altercations.
It is impossible to calculate now the consequences that a day like this Wednesday will leave in the system and in the confidence of the citizens. At three thirty in the afternoon, after an hour of maelstrom, the president had not yet asked his acolytes to leave Congress and had limited himself to writing on his Twitter account: “Please support the police of the Capitol and law enforcement. They are truly on the side of our country. Be peaceful! ” Shortly after, he added a message along the same lines: “I ask everyone on Capitol Hill to remain in peace. No violence! Remember: WE are the party of law and order ”.
Updated information on my Twitter account:
National Guard limited military deployment Approved in Washington DC demonstrations on January 6 https://t.co/ZAyJLtvDUy
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