The Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives declared the Capitol Building secure early Thursday morning, following a siege by Pro-Trump supporters on the building Wednesday afternoon.
At least four people are dead after a pro-Trump militia lay siege to the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Wednesday, in an effort to disrupt and invalidate Congress from certifying the results of the Electoral College votes of the 2020 Presidential election that would officially and legally certify Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States.
According to Reuters, the mass crowd who appeared in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to attend President Donald Trump ‘s “Save America” rally, followed the President’s directions in his closing remarks when he called upon his riled up supporters to march on Congress, which led to thousands of them storming the Capitol Building in an unprecedented attack by U.S. citizens fomented by rhetoric Trump intended to stoke stochastic terror.
The bloody chaos inside the U.S. Capitol came after the police force that protects the legislative complex was overrun by a mob of Trump supporters in what law enforcement officials called a catastrophic failure to prepare. Four people died on the U.S. Capitol grounds Wednesday and 52 people have been arrested, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee said. In a late-night news conference, Contee said that 47 of the 52 arrests to date were related to violations of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 6 p.m. curfew, with 26 of those involving people arrested on U.S. Capitol grounds.