The group that tried to put the banner up on the Capitol fence was met by police and pushed back off Capitol grounds. Some National Guard joined along the back, back line

Map. History of District Columbia conflict

15 January 2021
1 day ago
President-elect Biden releases statement on impeachment of President Trump: " I hope that the Senate leadership will find a way to deal with their Constitutional responsibilities on impeachment while also working on the other urgent business of this nation
Biden: The attack on Congress represents an armed coup against America, and we will hold those involved accountable
Biden: The attack on Congress was carried out by extremist politicians and domestic militants
Joint statement by Johnson and Graham: We call for the formation of a commission of inquiry into security failures on the day of the congressional storming
Statement from @JoeBiden on Impeachment2
QAnon supporting @HouseGOP member Marjorie Taylor Greene: On January 21st, I’m filing Articles of Impeachment on President-elect @JoeBiden. 75 million Americans are fed up with inaction.
Snapchat will permanently ban President Trump's account on Jan. 20, Axios has learned, after locking it indefinitely last week following the Capitol siege
Trump: There are reports of protests looming and I have been briefed by the Secret Service about potential threats
Impeachment article signed by @SpeakerPelosi
Chuck Schumer: Donald Trump has deservedly become the first president in American history to bear the stain of impeachment twice over. The Senate is required to act and will proceed with his trial and hold a vote on his conviction
National Guard says while it appreciates offers from well-wishers who want to donate pillows and other "comfort items" to the troops, after photos circulated showing them sleeping at the Capitol, "we are not logistically able to accept donations of any kind
Here's the full statement from @senatemajldr
1 day ago
10 House Republicans voted to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Gonzalez (OH) ; Rep. Meijer (MI) ; Rep. Upton (MI) ; Rep. Cheney (WY) ; Rep. Katko (NY) ; Rep. Kinzinger (IL) ; Rep. Rice (SC) ; Rep. Herrera Beutler (WA) ; Rep. Newhouse (WA) ; Rep. Valadao (CA)
A Chicago man has been arrested in connection with last week's U.S. Capitol breach. Kevin James Lyons faces federal charges, and a court hearing is underway
For a second time, President Donald John Trump is impeached by the House of Representatives
Joe Biden transition team statement: The president-elect and his team take security threats very seriously
1 day ago
As of 3:50 p.m. ET Wednesday, 7 of 211 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney ; Rep. Kinzinger ; Rep. Katko ; Rep. Upton ; Rep. Herrera Beutler ; Rep. Newhouse ; Rep. Meijer 215+ House Democrats support impeachment (218 needed)
National Guardsmen protecting the US Capitol were told to prepare for the possibility of improvised explosive devices being used by individuals trying to attack the Capitol in the days surrounding the presidential inauguration.
"I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate," @senatemajldr tells @GOP colleagues
In a White House statement, President Trump says that amid reports of potential violence, "there must be NO violence, NO lawbreaking and NO vandalism of any kind"
6 Republicans have announced they will vote for impeachment of Donald Trump: - Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) - Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) - Rep. John Katko (R-NY) - Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) - Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) - Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
2 day ago
As of 1:40 p.m. ET Wednesday, 6 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney ; Rep. Kinzinger ; Rep. Katko ; Rep. Upton ; Rep. Herrera Beutler ; Rep. Newhouse 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. 218 votes needed to impeach
The group that tried to put the banner up on the Capitol fence was met by police and pushed back off Capitol grounds. Some National Guard joined along the back, back line
"The president bears responsibility for last week's attack by mob rioters" says @GOPLeader McCarthy, opposing impeachment and calling for a fact-finding mission and censure resolution
Kevin McCarthy says there is "absolutely no evidence" that Antifa took part in the riots at the Capitol
There are more troops/police out here than protesters
[email protected]_Jordan, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, called for a vote among GOP members on whether @RepLizCheney should be removed as chair of the House Republican Conference because of her support for impeaching the president
Republican leader in the Senate: We will not come early to discuss impeachment of Trump
Protesters yell at the police line now formed at 3rd and Pennsylvania
Capitol Police now telling the group they are in a restricted area and must leave or be subject to arrest
The military perimeter around the US Capitol is widening
McConnell's office called Schumer's people today + told them McConnell would not consent to reconvening immediately under the 2004 emergency authorities, a person familiar says. So the Senate won't reconvene Friday, or almost certainly before Jan. 19. Trial in Biden term
D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee now says more than 20,000 National Guard members can be expected in the District for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration
Video shows National Guard troops sleeping in the hallways of the U.S. Capitol. The National Guard will remain on the grounds to protect against possible attacks leading up to Joe Biden's inauguration
[email protected] makes clear again he's opposed to impeachment, saying it's "the last thing the country needs." Also includes this line: "As to Senate leadership, I fear they are making the problem worse, not better"
2 day ago
Eric Trump: NYC "has no legal right to end our contracts and if they elect to proceed, they will owe The Trump Org. over $30 million dollars. This is nothing more than political discrimination, an attempt to infringe on the first amendment and we plan to fight vigorously
The rioter wearing a "Camp Auschwitz" sweatshirt has been arrested in Newport News, Virginia: CBS
"Camp Auschwitz" intruder photographed inside United States Capitol arrested. Suspected white supremacist Robert Keith Packer arrested this morning in Virginia and expected to make appearance soon in Norfolk court. h/t @alex_mallin
[email protected] will cancel reservations in the Washington, D.C. metro area during the Inauguration week. Additionally, no new reservations will be allowed -
There are more US troops deployed on Capitol Hill now than in Iraq or Afghanistan. The 15,000 mobilized for Inauguration equals 3 times the number of US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan combined
Scene here in the Washington Capitol today
With impeachment debate beginning today in the US House of Representatives, hundreds of NationalGuard troops waited inside the USCapitol Visitor's Center to reinforce security
2 day ago
As of 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, 5 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of WY ; Rep. Kinzinger of IL ; Rep. Katko of NY ; Rep. Upton of MI ; Rep. Herrera Beutler of WA 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. 218 votes needed to impeach
Rep: @DaniellaMicaela. I spotted the National Guard sleeping in the hallways of the Capitol as I walked in this morning
Scottsdale prosecutors seek to arrest Tim Gionet/Baked Alaska for violating the terms of his release on assault charges for macing a bouncer in a performative attack on mask wearing. The violation is going to DC to trash the capitol. ⁦@baxter_eh⁩
2 day ago
Today, ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ announced @SamanthaJPower⁩ as his nominee for ⁦@USAID⁩ administrator and elevated the position to become a member of the National Security Council
hundreds of troops napping and lining up in the Congressional Visitor Center as streets around here are largely blocked. Many are cuddling their firearms, fatigues over their heads to block light, and riot gear in neat piles
Stabbing Investigation in the 3000 of block Stanton Road SE .
The US official, who requested anonymity to speak about sensitive national security matters, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Tuesday's airstrike with Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen, Israel's spy agency, at Café Milano in Washington on Monday
House votes to invoke 25th amendment, but Vice President Pence has already said he will not go along. Republican voting YEA: @RepKinzinger
2 day ago
As of 11:55 p.m. ET Tuesday, 5 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of WY ; Rep. Kinzinger of IL ; Rep. Katko of NY ; Rep. Upton of MI ; Rep. Herrera Beutler of WA 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. Vote expected Wednesday
2 day ago
As of 11:55 p.m. ET Tuesday, 5 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of WY ; Rep. Kinzinger of IL ; Rep. Katko of NY ; Rep. Upton of MI ; Rep. Herrera Beutler of CA 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. Vote expected Wednesday
DC Guard around the Capitol were armed as of 6pm tonight. This will apply to the 10,000 Guardsmen on Inauguration duty around the Capitol
2 day ago
As of 10 p.m. ET Tuesday, 4 House Republicans say they will vote to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of Wyoming ; Rep. Kinzinger of Illinois ; Rep. Katko of New York ; Rep. Upton of Michigan 215+ House Democrats support impeachment. Vote expected Wednesday
Christopher Stanton Georgia, man charged in Capitol riot, killed himself with a gunshot to the chest at his home in Alphretta, Georgia, medical examiner says - WXIA
Pelosi announces impeachment managers. Rep. Jamie Raskin is the lead
Steve Scalise, No. 2 in GOP leadership, told he would oppose impeaching Trump. "This is divisive. I mean, we need to be focused on the country right now and ratcheting down the rhetoric." (Scalise voted to throw out Pa and Az electoral results)
Mayor Bowser met with Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to request that he cancel permits for DC protests between now and Inauguration. So far he has not agreed, despite threat of violence. Attached are all protest permits from National Park Service thru Jan 20
Richard Hudson just walks through the metal detector, no concern that he set off the magnetometer
On Fox just now, @glennbeck drew similarity between Big Tech banning Trump and others who have broken platform rules and what the Germans did during WWII: "This is like the Germans with the Jews behind the wall. They would put them in the ghetto. This is the digital ghetto"
Louie Gohmert just walked around the magnetometer. "You can't stop me; I'm on my way to a vote," he said as he passed the policemen
Pence confirms he's a "no" on 25th Amendment
Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, who has bragged about her desire to carry a weapon on Capital Hill is currently in a standoff with Capitol Police at the newly installed Metal Detectors outside the chamber doors
House of Representatives set to vote on resolution calling on Pence to invoke 25th Amendment
Trump is back inside the White House sans comment to press pool who shouted questions about impeachment and @senatemajldr. Eight days til inauguration of next president
House Judiciary report says Capitol Police have briefed lawmakers on additional protests, including one where pro-Trump supporters would attempt to kill Democratic lawmakers "so that Republicans could take control of the government
2 day ago
As of 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, 3 Republican House members have announced their support to impeach President Trump: ; Rep. Cheney of Wyoming ; Rep. Kinzinger of Illinois ; Rep. Katko of New York
6 REPUBLICANS introduce resolution to CENSURE Trump over trying to overturn election and encouraging "lawless action" at Capitol on 1/6
[email protected]_Cheney says she'll vote to impeach Trump
The chairman of @HouseForeign, @RepGregoryMeeks, and the ranking @GOP member, @RepMcCaul, have released a statement on the demotion of @pwidakuswara
Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.) reacts to being incl'd on "good persons"/"bad persons" list of Alabama man arrested for bringing explosives & guns to Capitol. Carson: "These were not idle threats. These were planned and organized measures to take my life, my colleagues' lives
Both the top Dem & Republican on House Foreign Affairs demanding answers on why Voice of America reassigned its White House reporter after she tried to question Pompeo: "This is the United States of America–we do not punish our journalists for seeking answers to their questions"
CDC requiring a negative Covid-19 test for all air passengers entering the U.S. starting on Jan. 26. "Air passengers are required to get a viral test (a test for current infection) within the 3 days before their flight to the U.S. departs," the CDC says in a statement
GOP Rep. John Katko becomes first House Republican to back Trump impeachment
D) Blodgett: Thank you in advance for your corporation with the United States Capitol Police and Sergeant at Arms staff during the screening process. Additionally, Members are reminded that they are required to wear masks when entering and while in the Chamber
The alt-right conspiracy theorist Patrick Byrne is tossed off Twitter
NYT: Senator Mitch McConnell is said to believe President Trump committed impeachable offenses, and to be pleased Democrats are moving to impeach him
Republican @senrobportman calls on Donald Trump "to address the nation and explicitly urge his supporters to remain peaceful & refrain from violence" "If our nation experiences addt'l violence & destruction at the hands of his supporters.he will bear responsibility"
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH): "I call on President Trump to address the nation and explicitly urge his supporters to remain peaceful and refrain from violence"
@senrobportman: "Today, I call on President Trump to address the nation and explicitly urge his supporters to remain peaceful and refrain from violence"
"The violent riot in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 was a direct assault on the U.S. Congress, the Capitol building, and our Constitutional process." - Message to the Joint Force from Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley and the rest of the Joint Chiefs
Criminal complaint for DSM accused Capitol rioter Doug Jensen out. Says he's an adherent of the QAnon conspiracy theory & admitted to @DMPolice he chased a USCP officer (as seen on video), said he wanted his shirt seen on video so Q could "get the credit"
A) Schumer: What Trump did today, blaming others for what he caused is a pathological technique used by the worst of dictators. Trump causes the anger, he causes the divisiveness, he foments the violence and blames others for it. That is despicable
DOJ says "we're looking at significant felony cases tied to sedition and conspiracy," charges that have prison terms of up to 20 years. "You will be charged and you will be found," acting US attorney in DC Michael Sherwin says
Acting Attorney General in Washington: There are people who planted bombs and explosive devices around the Congress building after it was stormed
Acting Attorney General in Washington: Those who planted bombs and explosive devices around the Congress building during its storming will be arrested and held accountable
DOJ says pipe bombs planted at RNC/DNC were real devices with timers. Looking at if this was coordinated effort with command and control @fox5dc
The Capitol grounds are essentially a crime scene, says Michael Sherling, acting US Atty D.C
Acting DC US Atty Michael Sherwin says that the Capitol "is a crime scene." Predicts "hundreds of cases"
FBI says it has opened over 160 cases since U.S. Capitol riot last week and "that's just the tip of the iceberg." More than 100,000 tips received, head of D.C. field office says
3 day ago
Trump, in remarks from Texas, says "now is the time for our nation to heal." He then talks about the foundation of the "MAGA agenda" being law and order
3 day ago
President Donald Trump speaking now: "The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration. As the saying goes, be careful what you wish for
Trump at a section of the border wall, Alamo, Texas3 day ago
Trump at a section of the border wall, Alamo, Texas
[email protected] on a press call just now said she believes the new Democratic Senators - Ossoff, Warnock and Padilla - will be sworn in on January 19th
3 day ago
US ambassador to UN Kelly Craft was expected to arrive in Taiwan on Wednesday and meet with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. Now her visit, as well as Pompeo's scheduled Europe trip, have all been cancelled
DOJ says it arrested a 45-year-old Chicago man for allegedly threatening violence at the inauguration. Here's the voicemail they say he left for a House member
U.S. Army working with Secret Service to see if any soldiers deploying to nation's capital require "additional background screening," spokesman says. Army and FBI looking at who took part in U.S. Capitol riot to "determine if the individuals have any connection to the Army
Canceling the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Belgium, which was scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday
Rep. Maxine Waters tells @nbcwashington - "I do not feel safe and I'm still I still haven't decided that I would attend the inauguration"
The assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office should probably expedite his resignation letter
Senator Cassidy shares a picture of a man he says US Capitol Police want for questioning in connection with the murder of Capitol Police Officer Sicknick
Reps. Debbie Dingell and Anthony Brown have introduced legislation that would impose $1,000 fines on any Member of Congress refusing to wear a mask on Capitol Grounds during the COVID19 pandemic
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