Entire Timeline of the US Capitol Violence by Trump supporters
On Thursday 7th January 2021 in Washington DC, hundreds of supporters of the outgoing president Donald Trump entered the Capitol complex, clashing with the police, to condemn the result of the presidential elections that declared Joe Biden’s victory.
The rioters took over downtown D.C. and later broke into the Capitol building while the Congress members were assembled there to certify the electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden. This comes after an endless refusal by Donald Trump to accept the election results and repetitive assertion that the vote count was fraudulent. Shortly before the violence broke out, Trump gave a public statement and encouraged his supporters to organize rallies against the election results-
“We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved”
Here is the complete and live timeline of events that followed-
US Capitol Violence, Full Timeline
7th January 2021 (7:30 A.M)
- Trump supporters in the count of hundreds mobbed into the Capitol complex in Washington DC.
- A woman was shot dead inside the capital building.
- Videos started circulating all over the social media
- mob shatters the Capitols windows climbing into the Capitol building
- One of the rioters succeeds in breaking the glass and sat in the well of the Senate.
- Police come into action amid the riots, trying to secure the building with barricades.
- Meanwhile, the lawmakers put on their safety gears like gas masks and hides under the desks. To control the spiral situation in the US Capitol Building, the National Guards were deployed.
- The police starts to evacuate the floor of the house when they heard the protesters banging on the doors of the US Capitol Building.
Rioters attacking the media and smashing the equipment on the ground.
- Donald Trump’s social media handles on Twitter and Instagram restricted from posting anything for at least 12 hours.
- Facebook restricts any activity from Trump’s account for at least 24 hours.
- Trump’s three tweets removed by Twitter.
- Mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser extends public emergency for 15 days.
- Emergency, now extended till president-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
- Situations brought under control and the house reconvened.
- The Senate rejected Trump’s challenge to election results declaring Biden’s victory in Arizona with 93-6 vote measures.
- Democrats win Senate majority with 2 victories in Georgia.
- Joe Bidens calls the protest an insurrection.
- Requests Donald Trump to end the “siege”.
- Republicans stand against violence
- “It was ugly today..I don’t think we want to tell our kids that America’s best days are behind us because it’s not true – that’s not who we are.”- Republican Ben Sasse, Nebraska Senator
- “I cannot now, in good conscience, object to the certification of these electors”- Republican Kelly Loeffler, who lost her Georgia Senate race
- Republican Senator from Illinois Tammy Duckworth requests his fellow party member to rethink about damaging democracy to protect Trump. “I have no tea to throw in Boston harbor tonight… And I regret that I have no rucksack to pack for my country, no Blackhawk to pilot… nor am I asking for any grand gesture from my Republican colleagues.”
- Most notable of Trump loyalist and Senator of South Carolina, Lindsey Graham breaks up with Donald Trump.
- “Count me out, enough is enough.. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are lawfully elected and will become the president and vice-president of the United States on January the 20th.”
- Another Republican stands against Donald Trump- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee
- “The truth is that President-elect Biden won the election… President Trump lost. I’ve had that experience myself. It’s no fun!”
Former President Barack Obama releases his statement, strongly condemning the violence at the capital and holding President Trump responsible for the riots.
- Former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Grisham, resigns after the eruption of riots.
- White House Social Secretary Anna Cristina Niceta followed too.
- 4 people died as Trump supporters occupied the Capitol.
- One woman was shot by the U.S Capitol police and the other three died in a medical emergency, says the Washington DC Police.
The local police arrested 52 people in connection with the protest.
The Republican Senator Perry of Pennsylvania and Josh Hawley of Missouri raised objections to Pennsylvania’s electoral votes counting.
The Senate voted against Trump’s objection of Pennsylvania’s Electoral College vote.
Vice President Mike Pence rejects objections to Nevada and Michigan’s electoral votes. Non of the Trump’s objections got a signature from a senator.
Three US channels including CNN reported some of the members of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet are planning to remove him from the office, says AFP.
The Senate seems to reject the objection to certifying Biden’s win in Pennsylvania by 92-7.
Four former United States Presidents, Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter issued statements criticizing the actions of pro-Trump rioters at the Capitol building, Washington DC.
The counting of Electoral College votes will resume on Wednesday night, says the Speaker of House, Nancy Pelosi.
US lawmakers have pledge investigation about how Capitol police handled the breach of security, causing vandalism in the Capitol building, Washington DC.
US Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger resigns from his post.
White House Deputy Press Secretary, Sarah Matthews resigns from the post.
Congress declares President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over Donald Trump.