After rushing a police line outside the Capitol Building, a ragtag group of marauders bearing a Confederate flag and pro-Trump swag made it inside.
Reporters tweeted that police had guns drawn in the House chamber. “People are smashing glass in the doors to the House chamber,” Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Jonathan Tamari tweeted. “I just had to evacuate my office because of a pipe bomb reported outside,” Rep. Elaine Luria, a Virginia Democrat, tweeted. “This is Wild,” HuffPost’s Philip Lewis wrote, sharing a video that appeared to show angry Trump supporters charging police, calling them “traitors.”
McConnell’s spiel certainly hadn’t won over the protester who climbed the Senate dais and yelled, according to HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic, “Trump won that election!” New York Post reporter Steven Nelson tweeted a photo of a shirtless man wearing a pioneer style coonskin cap who climbed to the dais and yelled, “Where’s Pence? Show yourself!”Amid a transfer of power, Trump supporters break into Capitol – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists