‘Arrest the President’: Accountability demanded after fascist mob incited by Trump storms Capitol building — one dead

Capitol Police confirmed a woman died after being fired on in the Capitol during the riot.

“He shouldn’t just be impeached or removed from office. He should be in jail.”

by Jake Johnson, staff writer

Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 1:50-pm MST

Protesters gather inside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) 


This story is about an active situation it will be updated often:

2:13 pm update: Capitol Police confirmed to The Daily Beast a woman was in “critical condition” after being fired on during the riot.
One person was shot and several others injured when a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.
Capitol Police, who failed to stop the rioters from breaching the building, confirmed to The Daily Beast a woman was in “critical condition” after being shot during the stunning breach. Six people in total were hospitalized in connection with the violence, including one law enforcement officer.
Video posted to Twitter showed a woman wearing a Make America Great Again flag falling after rioters shattered a window in the Capitol building. Blood covered her neck.

Demands that President Donald Trump be fully held to account for inciting the fascist mob that rampaged through the U.S. Capitol Building proliferated Wednesday as all hell broke loose in Washington, D.C., with members of Congress and journalists forced to seek shelter as the incumbent’s supporters smashed windows and clashed with law enforcement.

“Arrest the president,” tweeted New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie. “I’m not joking. He incited a riot to try to sack the Congress and install himself in office. Our laws mean nothing if he can continue to live a free man.”

Progressive activist Kai Newkirk

echoed Bouie, declaring that “Trump must be impeached, removed from office immediately, and arrested.”

“Enough,” said Newkirk. “The Constitutionally-mandated course of our presidential election has been disrupted by a violent insurgency directly incited by a sitting president.”

The breach of the Capitol Building by Trump supporters came after the president delivered a characteristically deranged speech near the White House, falsely claiming that the election was stolen and vowing to “never concede.”

Trump’s backers proceeded to march en masse to the Capitol and eventually stormed the building. After his fans began wreaking havoc, Trump tweeted, “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!”

At one point, Capitol police drew their guns as the president’s supporters attempted to break into the House chamber.

The mob of Trump supporters forced Congress to pause the process of officially certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory as the Capitol was locked down and lawmakers were ordered to seek shelter.

“Trump called on his supporters to march to U.S. Capitol,” tweeted Ari Berman of Mother Jones. “He shouldn’t just be impeached or removed from office. He should be in jail.”

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