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Rep. Lowenthal on U.S. Capitol riot: ‘felt like a coup in a third-world country’

By ASHLEIGH RUHL, City News Service U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal (Photo by Leo Jarzomb) As he sheltered in place, Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, said Wednesday, Jan. 6, that he was in complete shock that the U.S. Capitol was besieged by a mob seeking to block Congress from affirming Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. “I never thought I would live to see the day when the Capitol of the United States would be invaded by what could be potentially thought of as domestic ter...
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Woman killed in U.S. Capitol occupation reported to be from San Diego

Four people died as supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the U.S. Capitol, officials said Wednesday night. Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said the dead on Wednesday included a woman who was shot by the U.S. Capitol Police, as well as three others who died in “medical emergencies.” Police said both law enforcement and Trump supporters deployed chemical irritants during the hourslong occupation of the Capitol building before it was cleared Wednesday evening by law ...
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Trump Supporter Ashli Babbitt Identified As Woman Shot & Killed During U.S. Capitol Siege

The rioter who was shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol during a siege on the building has been identified as Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran from San Diego and avid supporter of President Donald Trump. Babbitt’s identity was revealed by San Diego news outlet KUSI News via her own husband, who confirmed her death, telling the news outlet that she was a “strong supporter of President Trump, and was a great patriot to all who knew her.” Babbitt’s husband told KUSI that she had 14 years in t...
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LIVE: Senate rejects challenge to Arizona's electors after Trump supporters waged a violent insurrection on the Capitol

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A joint session of Congress to count the 2020 presidential race's Electoral College votes descended into chaos as violent protesters breached the Capitol building.  The Capitol building was secured in the evening, and the Senate went back into session shortly after 8 p.m. to continue debate on an objection to Arizona's electors, followed by the House about an hour later....
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Facebook censored its employees' discussion over whether to ban Trump from the platform after the president attempted to incite an insurrection

In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File Facebook attempted to prevent employees from discussing whether the company should ban Trump from the platform after he incited protests at the US Capitol on Wednesday, BuzzFeed News reported. Less than an hour after employees began discussing the idea on internal messaging boards, Facebook — without ...
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All 17 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee urge Vice President Mike Pence to help remove Trump from office

Vice President Mike Pence speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony and meeting with the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and the Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti in the Oval Office of the White House on September 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images All 17 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee signed a letter to Vice President Mike Pence urging him to "invoke the 25th Amendment," removing President Trump from office. Th...
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Trump's cabinet is reportedly discussing the 25th Amendment to remove him from office after the Capitol riots

Vice President Mike Pence speaks as U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a signing ceremony and meeting with the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic and the Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti in the Oval Office of the White House on September 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Members of President Donald Trump's cabinet are discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN reported. The extraordinary developm...
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A British newscaster went viral as he followed an angry Trump mob inside Capitol: 'This is exactly what was feared but in no way is it a surprise'

"This is exactly what was feared," Moore said, "But in no way is this a surprise. It has been fueled by the President's rhetoric, and it's increasingly clear, this nation has not healed the wounds, it has simply amplified them." Alan Chin ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore has earned praise for his sober report from inside the Capitol, which highlighted the violence and chaos behind Wednesday's American tragedy. Moore is harassed by members of the pro-Trump mob at diffe...
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Romney says that politicians who entertain Trump election challenges are 'complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy'

Sen Mitt Romney (R-Utah). Senate Television via AP Sen. Mitt Romney on Wednesday passionately implored his colleagues to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory, saying that elected officials' leadership requires honesty with their constituents. After radical supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol building, the Utah Republican and 2012 GOP presidential nominee recounted his own election defeat to then-President Barack Obama. "The best way we could...
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LIVE: Senate and House reject challenge to Arizona's electors after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A joint session of Congress to count the 2020 presidential race's Electoral College votes descended into chaos as violent protesters breached the Capitol building.  The Capitol building was secured in the evening, and the Senate went back into session shortly after 8 p.m. to continue debate on an objection to Arizona's electors, followed by the House about an hour later....
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Newsom calls DC mob violence ‘outright assault to our democracy’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday called the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump “an outright assault on our democracy.” Newsom cancelled a 2 p.m. news conference he had scheduled to update the state on the COVID pandemic. “Peaceful protest is an important mechanism of our democracy but what we are witnessing in our nation’s Capitol building is reprehensible and an outright assault to our democracy and Democratic institutions,” Newsom said. Newsom’s stat...
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‘Let’s get back to work’: Mob doesn’t deter Congress from electoral vote certification

Chris Marquette, Katherine Tully-McManus and Chris Cioffi WASHINGTON — As the Capitol was overtaken by a violent mob Wednesday, quick-thinking floor staff grabbed the wooden Electoral College mahogany boxes from the well of the Senate chamber and took them out, along with the crush of evacuating senators. The insurrection, and attack on democracy itself by the pro-Trump rioters, halted the debate over certification of the Electoral College votes of Arizona, which favored President-elect Joe Bide...
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First lady's chief of staff resigns

Stephanie Grisham, the former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, submitted her resignation Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately, in the wake of the violent protests, a White House official says.
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First lady's chief of staff and White House social secretary resign after violent protests

Stephanie Grisham, the former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, submitted her resignation Wednesday afternoon, effective immediately, in the wake of the violent protests, a White House official says.
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Karlie Kloss said she 'tried' to convince Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, her brother- and sister-in-law, that refusing to accept the 2020 election results and inciting violence is 'anti-American'

Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss are married. Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images Supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss condemned the pro-Trump siege at the Capitol on Wednesday, saying refusing to accept the election results and inciting violence is "anti-American." When one Twitter user replied suggesting that Kloss tell that to her brother- and sister-in-law, Trump advisors Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the supermodel replied saying, "I tried." In a now-deleted tweet, Ivanka Trump addresse...
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Karlie Kloss said she 'tried' to convince her Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, her brother- and sister-in-law, that refusing to accept the 2020 election results and inciting violence is 'anti-American'

Joshua Kushner and Karlie Kloss are married. Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images Supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss condemned the pro-Trump siege at the Capitol on Wednesday, saying refusing to accept the election results and inciting violence is "anti-American." When one Twitter user replied suggesting that Kloss tell that to her brother- and sister-in-law, Trump advisors Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the supermodel replied saying, "I tried." In a now-deleted tweet, Ivanka Trump addresse...
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Trump is now more isolated than ever as his administration is in its last gasps, but the wheels of the democracy he sought to destroy keep turning

President Donald Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images The violence and disruption that ensued in Washington, DC, on Wednesday was unlike anything seen in modern US history: crowds of people marching through the halls of Congress, waving Trump flags, ransacking lawmakers' offices, and planting MAGA hats on historic statues. It was, though, in some ways a natural consequence of President Donald Trump's chaotic four years in office, and a manifestation of his relentless attacks on American democracy...
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Facebook and Instagram have blocked Trump for 24 hours after the president published posts spouting misinformation as his supporters violently stormed the US Capitol

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Facebook has blocked Trump from posting on the platform for 24 hours following two policy violations, the company said on Wednesday evening. "He will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time," Facebook said. Trump will also be blocked from posting on Instagram for 24 hours, said Adam Mosseri, head of the Facebook-owned company. The company had removed a post by Trump earlier on Wednesday,...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says DC 'mob violence' marks 'a dark moment in our nation's history'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Washington D.C. on Oct. 23, 2019 Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday evening condemned attacks by Trump supporters in Washington, DC, as "mob violence," The New York Times reporter Mike Isaac said in a tweet. "The peaceful transition of power is critical to the functioning of democracy, and we need our political leaders to lead by example and put the nation first," Zuckerberg said, according to Isaac. Zuckerberg also briefly discussed ...
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Sen. Tom Cotton says that Trump should 'repudiate mob violence' and tells Republicans who are challenging the election to 'withdraw those objections'

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe in Washington, DC on May 5, 2020. ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Sen. Tom Cotton on Wednesday went after the far-right protesters who breached the US Capitol and said that President Donald Trump needed to acknowledge his election loss.  "Today, insurrectionists occupied our Capitol," he said in a statement. "Those who attacked the Capitol today should face the full...
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A harrowing photo shows a Trump supporter carrying a Confederate flag inside the US Capitol, flanked by portraits of Civil War-era figures

A man inside the US Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday as pro-Trump rioters breached the building. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A photographer named Saul Loeb captured an image of a man carrying a large Confederate battle flag during the pro-Trump riot inside the US Capitol on Wednesday. Though the Confederate battle flag originated during the US Civil War, it never entered the Capitol during that time. Behind the man in the photo, two portraits reflect the fractured nation of the country during t...
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Facebook has blocked Trump for 24 hours after the president published posts spouting misinformation as his supporters violently stormed the US Capitol

Donald Trump Mark Zuckerberg Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Facebook has blocked Trump from posting on the platform for 24 hours following two policy violations, the company said on Wednesday evening. "He will lose the ability to post on the platform during that time," Facebook said. The company had removed a post by Trump earlier on Wednesday, saying it "contributes to rather than diminishes the risk of ongoing violence." Pro-Trump rioters violently stormed the c...
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Following an outbreak of violence at the Capitol on Wednesday, some GOP lawmakers who planned to object to the Electoral College certification of the election now say they've changed their minds

Sen. Steve Daines Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images A group of Republican lawmakers said they planned to object to certifying the Electoral College vote on Wednesday during a joint session of Congress. But following a violent siege on the Capitol that caused Congress to evacuate, some GOP party members have reversed course. Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, both Republicans, issued statements saying they now plan to vote in favor of certifying electoral votes. Sen. Mike Braun a...
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A harrowing photo shows a Trump supporter carrying a Confederate flag inside the US Capitol, flanked by portraits of Civil War figures

A supporter of President Donald Trump storm the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Photographer Saul Loeb captured an image of a pro-Trump rioter storming the US Capitol on Wednesday. Though the Confederate flag originated during the US Civil War, it never entered the Capitol building during that time. Behind the rioter in the photo, two portraits reflect the fractured nation of the country during the 1860s. To the man's right is a portrait of Charles Sumner,...
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'Growing number' of GOP leaders say Trump must be removed from office now, and 25th Amendment must be invoked

"A growing number of Republican leaders told CNN that they believe Donald Trump should be removed from office before January 20. Four of them called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked." Excerpt: After violent pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, a growing number of Republican leaders told CNN that they believe Donald Trump should be removed from office before January 20. — Read the rest
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Photos show how a pro-Trump mob armed with sticks and metal pipes forced their way through police barriers to storm the US Capitol

A man raises a beam as police block an entrance to the Capitol. Alan Chin for Insider The US Capitol went into lockdown as thousands of rioters stormed past police barricades.  The protesters, armed with sticks and metal pipes, fought off tear gas to force their way into the halls of government.  The melee sparked outrage and delayed certification of the results of the 2020 general election.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The crowd gathers opposite police....
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Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. A woman shot inside the Capitol died, officials said.
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Capitol Police firings imminent after ‘attempted coup,’ top appropriator warns

With control of both chambers and the White House, Democrats could mandate changes among the Capitol Police force.
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Top White House national security officials are considering resigning

Several of President Donald Trump's top aides -- including national security adviser Robert O'Brien -- are considering resigning in the wake of his response to a pro-Trump mob breaching the US Capitol on Wednesday, according to multiple sources familiar with their thinking.
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‘We Need To Suck It Up And Move Forward:’ Former CA Republican Congressman Condemns Violence At US Capitol

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