Stories tagged: "US Capitol"


FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. People charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol left behind a trove of videos and messages that have helped federal authorities build cases. In nearly half of the more than 200 federal cases stemming from the attack, authorities have cited evidence that an insurrectionist appeared to have been inspired by conspiracy theories or extremist ideologies, according to an Associated Press review of court records. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
66 Pennsylvanians Couldn’t Help Topple Democracy: The Capitol Insurrection, One Year Later

Democracy didn’t die in Washington, DC last Jan. 6, despite the efforts of the 66 Pennsylvanians who have been arrested for their role in the deadly attack on the US Capitol.

FILE - Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., takes a question from a reporter at a news conference held by the House Freedom Caucus on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Aug. 23, 2021. The committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection has requested an interview with Perry. The Republican lawmaker is the first sitting member of Congress the panel has requested to speak with.  (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, File)
UPDATE: Rep. Scott Perry Denies Jan. 6 Panel’s Request for Interview

The panel investigating the violent insurrection at the US Capitol is seeking an interview and phone records from the five-term Dauphin County congressman.

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, domestic terrorists try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
2 Pennsylvania Men Charged in January Attack on US Capitol

Marshall Neefe, 25, of Newville, and Charles Bradford "Brad" Smith, 25, of Shippensburg, both face felony charges over their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.

Trump's social media and business allies appeared to be abandoning him in the wake of the terrorism at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, despite enabling him for years.
Business Leaders Abandon Trump, Call for 25th Amendment While Social Media Finally Takes Action

Despite enabling him for years, some of Trump's business community allies have called for the president to be removed from office. Facebook also suspended the president's accounts.

A Trump supporter is tended to by a police officer while suffering the effects of chemical agents used to disperse crows after protesters stormed the grounds the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images Photo/Jon Cherry)
Trump’s Tough Stance on Black Lives Matter Protesters Disappears for White Terrorists

Wednesday's uprising drove home a painful and obvious point: Police exercise a level of moderation when facing whites that is hardly ever extended to people of color.

Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The demonstration turned violent and deadly. (Getty Images Photo/ Spencer Platt)
What Is the 25th Amendment and Why Are Folks Calling for It to Be Invoked After the Capitol Chaos?

“I don’t know where his Cabinet has been all this time, but it’s long overdue for the 25th Amendment because this man is no longer capable of serving the United States of America."

A pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol Wednesday, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. (Getty Images Photo/Spencer Platt)
We Talked to an Expert on Violent Insurrections to Better Understand What the Hell Happened at the US Capitol

“This is his private army. When he said ‘stand up and stand by’ [during the debates] he was serious."