Chaos broke out at the U.S. Capitol today after supporters of President Trump turned violent and stormed the Capitol building. The events sent lawmakers to suspend the certification of the Electoral College vote that was under debate. Groups of Trump supporters broke windows in the capitol, broke into offices and even the House and Senate chambers. Local reaction has been strong. Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy says “this coup on our Capitol and country is reprehensible and utterly un-American. This is a dark day for our Republic.” Representative Tom O’Halleran tweeted he was safe during the break-in and called today a “dark day in American history.” New Senator Mark Kelly was also safe and said “this unpatriotic attempt to overturn our election, and silence the votes of Arizonans, will fail.” One person was fatally shot by Capitol Police and three others died in medical emergencies. Capitol Police officers were reportedly injured.
Jun 20 2021
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