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5 people died in the Capitol insurrection. Experts say it could have been so much worse.

Rioters clash with police using big ladder trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Five people died in the Capitol insurrection on January 6, including a Capitol Police officer.  But experts told Insider that the insurrection could have been much deadlier.  Experts said that swift thinking to bring Congress members and staff to safety likely saved lives.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One hundred f...
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Politics live updates: Senate bill would give hero Capitol Police officer Congressional Gold Medal

The impeachment article charging former President Donald Trump with inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol will be sent to the Senate on Monday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says some lawmakers 'don't yet feel safe around other members of Congress' after one tried bringing a gun to the House floor

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) arrives for a hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on August 24, 2020 Tom Williams/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she's concerned about her safety in light of reports that Congress members have brought guns to the Capitol. The New York progressive told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Thursday evening that "a very considerable amount" of lawmakers "still don't yet feel safe." Security concerns have been top of mind for many lawma...
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Capitol Police investigating after congressman discovered carrying a gun while en route to House floor

US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor on Thursday, sources told CNN, the first time a member of Congress has been discovered with a firearm by the metal detectors now set up outside the legislative chamber.
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Capitol Police investigating after congressman discovered carrying a gun when attempting to go on the House floor

US Capitol Police are investigating an incident in which a Republican lawmaker was stopped from bringing a concealed gun onto the House floor on Thursday, sources told CNN, the first time a member of Congress has been discovered with a firearm by the metal detectors now set up outside the legislative chamber.
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McConnell reportedly wants to ask Schumer to delay the start of Trump's impeachment trial until February

From left to right: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to delay Trump's impeachment trial until February, CBS News reported. Trump was impeached for incitement of insurrection, but Pelosi hasn't sent the article of impeachment to the Senate yet. McConnell is one of several Republicans who may vote to convict Trump and bar him from public offi...
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'People died here on January 6': Pelosi says Congress will not give Trump a 'get-out-of-jail' card just because he's out of office

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images House Speaker Pelosi said Trump won't receive a "get out of jail" card for the Capitol riot. "People died here on January 6," she said. "That is damage that must be addressed." The Senate will soon hold an impeachment trial and determine whether to bar Trump from public office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shot down the notion that impeaching former President Donald Trum...
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Law enforcement's disastrous response during the deadly insurrection reveals a major gap in security: Who's viewed as a threat

A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP Capitol Police officers failed at keeping pro-Trump rioters from breaching the US Capitol on January 6. Experts said the uncoordinated response reveal law enforcement's flawed perception of who's a threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters successfully breached the US Capitol building on January 6, forcing lawmakers to take cover as they voted on ...
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Michael Flynn's brother was present on a call discussing the military response to the Capitol siege, despite the Army denying it for days: WaPo

Supporters of President Donald Trump wear gas masks and military-style apparel as they walk around inside the Rotunda after breaching the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/Getty Images The US Army falsely claimed that Michael Flynn's brother was not on a call discussing whether or not to dispatch the National Guard to the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Charles Flynn, the Army's chief staff of operations, co...
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Photos show residents of the Indian village where Kamala Harris' grandfather was born celebrating her swearing in as vice president

A child reacts as villagers hold placards featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after participating in special prayers ahead of her inauguration, outside a Hindu temple in Thulasendrapuram. AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi Kamala Harris took an oath of office on Wednesday to become the vice president of the United States. The ceremony thrilled residents in the Indian village of Thulasendrapuram, where Harris' grandfather was born. The village celebrated her swearing in with flowers, firecrackers...
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Kamala Harris was escorted to the ceremony by the Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from Senate

US Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero ever since he lured rioters away from the Senate chambers during the January 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill. His courageous actions were recognized again on Wednesday..
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris arrive at the US Capitol following Trump's final exit – live

Outgoing president leaves White House a final timeTrump leaves note for BidenBiden to be sworn in amid turmoil and loss in USBiden prepares ambitious agendaTrump will be first president since Nixon to miss inaugurationSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 3.32pm GMT Capitol Police office Eugene Goodman, who was applauded for leading rioters away from the Senate chamber during the attack on the Capitol earlier this month, escorted Kamala Harris into the building.And the...
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The uncoordinated response from law enforcement during the deadly insurrection reveals a major gap in security: Who is viewed as a threat

A pro-Trump mob is seen after breaching the Capitol building on Wednesday. John Minchillo/AP Capitol police officers failed at keeping pro-Trump rioters from breaching the US Capitol building as lawmakers convened to certify the results of the 2020 election. Law enforcement experts said the uncoordinated Capitol Police response reveal their flawed perception of whom they consider a threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thousands of pro-Trump protesters successfully br...
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How cities should prepare for the potential of violence during the inauguration

National Guard Citizen-soldiers stand guard downtown on January 17 in Washington, DC. Brandon Bell/Getty Images As Trump prepares to leave the White House early Wednesday morning before Biden arrives for the inauguration, DC is doubling down on security.  Jennifer Earl, an expert on the policing of protest and political violence in the US, says city and state capitols should take similar precautions. Local leaders should take seriously and share widely any intel about potential right-wing ...
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An accused Capitol rioter threatened to kill his children if they turned him in, FBI says

Guy Reffitt pictured at the Capitol siege. FBI/Fox News video Guy Reffitt, of Wylie, Texas, was arrested by the FBI on Sunday in connection to the January 6 US Capitol riot. According to a charging affidavit, Reffitt threatened to kill his children if they told the FBI he had taken part in the riot.  Video from the insurrection cited by the FBI shows Reffitt standing on the US Capitol's steps as rioters who support President Donald Trump stormed the building. Visit Business Insider's homep...
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Inside the fight for the Capitol: US Capitol Police officers recount being unprepared and 'betrayed'

The day before the US Capitol was attacked, Capitol Police officers were ordered to report to the department's equipment depot to pick up helmets, an officer who was there that day told CNN. They didn't know why they were needed, but when they arrived, they were told to return later. The helmets had yet to be scanned into inventory.
Tags: Cnn, Capitol Police, Capitol, US Capitol, US Capitol Police


The US Capitol complex was briefly locked down after a fire broke out at a nearby homeless encampment

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US Capitol went into lockdown Monday following an "external security threat," a message sent to people inside the complex read. Staffers in the building were sent an emergency message telling them "no entry or exit" into the building was permitted. Some people inside a portion of the Capitol building rep...
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The US Capitol complex was reportedly sent into lockdown after a fire broke out at a nearby homeless encampment

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US Capitol went into lockdown Monday following an "external security threat," a message sent to people inside the complex read. Staffers in the building were sent an emergency message telling them "no entry or exit" into the building was permitted. Some people inside a portion of the Capitol building rep...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol Police, Trump, Capitol, PITTMAN, US Capitol, Breaking, U S Capitol Building, US Capitol Building, Connor Perrett


The US Capitol complex was briefly sent into lockdown after a fire broke out at a nearby homeless encampment

Barbed wire, is seen atop security fencing, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The US Capitol went into lockdown Monday following an "external security threat," a message sent to people inside the complex read. Staffers in the building were sent an emergency message telling them "no entry or exit" into the building was permitted. Some people inside a portion of the Capitol building rep...
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Lockdown lifted at US Capitol Building after brief security scare

A small fire at an apparent homeless encampment less than a mile away from the US Capitol Building on Monday prompted Capitol Police to put the building on lockdown for over an hour "out of an abundance of caution," a reflection of the heightened state of alarm at the complex.
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Capitol Building put on alert after a small fire several blocks away

A small fire at an apparent homeless encampment less than a mile away from the US Capitol Building on Monday prompted Capitol Police to put the building on lockdown "out of an abundance of caution," a reflection of the heightened state of alarm at the complex.
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Pence has tried to reach Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from Senate chambers to offer thanks

Vice President Mike Pence reached out to Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman late last week to thank him for his efforts during the attack on the US Capitol, a person close to Pence told CNN, but they haven't connected yet.
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The Capitol Police officer in a MAGA hat. What’s the real story?

He coordinated with Trump supporters during the Capitol riot - but new video suggests it was part of a ploy.
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Rep Jamie Raskin says an 'assassination party' of insurrectionists hunted Pelosi and Pence during Capitol siege

House Impeachment Managers Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) (R) and Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) wear protective masks while walking to the House Floor during a vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Image Rep. Jamie Raskin on Sunday said US Capitol rioters were violently seeking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence during the Capitol siege on January 6. "They built a gallows outside the ...
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Report: Lawmakers Were Not Informed About Police Request For Backup Ahead Of Capitol Attack

Capitol security officials failed to inform House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ahead of last week's attack that the Capitol Police had warned they might need reinforcement from the National Guard, according to a report from The New York Times. The police request, made to the House and Senate sergeants-at-arms and calling for the National Guard be put on standby, arrived as intelligence revealed Trump supporters were planning to target the Ca...
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Capitol Police Are Investigating Whether Lawmakers Gave Tours To Rioters Before Capitol Attack

The Capitol Police said on Friday that they are investigating whether members of Congress had inappropriately provided visitors access to the U.S. Capitol before last week's insurrection, responding to concerns raised by several lawmakers that some of their colleagues may have given rioters in Trump's mob an inside look at the building ahead of its attack.  [Author: Zoe Richards]
Tags: News, Congress, Nancy Pelosi, Capitol Police, Trump, U S Capitol, Zoë Richards, Capitol insurrection


New Details Cast Arrest Of Virginia Man At D.C. Checkpoint In Different Light

As new details emerge about the Friday night arrest of a Virginia man at a D.C. security check point, the incident is taking on a different cast.  [Author: Zoe Richards]
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Capitol Police arrest Virginia man who tried to pass security checkpoint with weapons, 'unauthorized' inauguration credential

Wesley Allen Beeler was arrested Friday after he tried to pass a security checkpoint with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and multiple guns.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Capitol Police arrest Virginia man who tried to pass security checkpoint with gun, 'unauthorized' inauguration credential

Wesley Allen Beeler was arrested Friday after he tried to pass a security checkpoint with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and multiple guns.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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An intelligence report by Capitol Police warned 'Congress itself' could be targeted, days before the deadly siege on the US Capitol, according to The Washington Post

The aftermath of the US Capitol Building riots. Leah Millis/Reuters In a report produced days before the deadly siege on the US Capitol, Capitol Police intelligence warned "Congress itself" could be the target of an attack by pro-Trump protesters. The January 3 report, obtained by The Washington Post, said Trump supporters saw January 6 "as the last opportunity to overturn the results of the presidential election" and that this "sense of desperation and disappointment may lead to more of a...
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