Pro-Trump supporters rioted and overtook U.S. Capitol officers to enter the building as lawmakers attempted to count the electoral college votes on Jan. 6. Protesters were in the District to falsely assert the presidential election was stolen from Trump.
The violent scene — much of it incited by the president’s incendiary language — was like no other in modern American history, bringing to a sudden halt the congressional certification of Joe Biden’s electoral victory. All 1,100 members of the D.C. National Guard were activated, and Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) imposed a citywide curfew. Read more: https://wapo.st/35hm5T6. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK