Photos of the Day: Protestor Hangs From Senate Balcony

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Congrats to Win McNamee for the photo of the day. More images and Tweets below.

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Guns Pulled

Guns Pulled

Trump Blasts Pence

Bloody Woman Taken Out on Stretcher

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Security Check

Security Question of the Day

One Person Shot

Explosive Device Found at RNC

Let's Check in on Nancy Pelosi

National Guard

Cries for a Civil War

Go ahead. You will end up in prison where you belong.

Best One Word Summary "Tragic"

Please play the video. It is by BBC correspondent Nick Bryant.

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Wild Protest Promised

Fact Check

Mish Fact Check - Wild

Fact check: Wild Protest Promised; Wild Protest Delivered.

Recall that President Trump promised his supporters there would be a "wild" rally in Washington, DC, on January 6. It is among the few promises Trump kept in the last 4 years.

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Eddie_T
Eddie_T

Storming the gates.

Morons. I mean really. Don’t they have anything better to do than act like utter fools in public.

Love that pic too......of the congress critters locked and loaded...they’re morons too. Absolute stupidity on a grand scale.

Johnson1
Johnson1

Wake up call for congress. It looks like they should be listening to their constituents more.

Romney blaming Trump. LOL Did he miss all the Antifa and BLM riots? These millionaire and billionaire politicians are out of touch with main street but it is main street that wants to be heard.

I bet you anything there is some Antifa participating in this. What happens when all the groups team up?

IMHO....This is just this demographics turn to get angry. Probably would have happened with or without Trump.

Greenmountain
Greenmountain

Treason - and where are the police to arrest these terrorist. where is the tear gas, and why was security so lax. A lot to account for.

goldguy
goldguy

land of the free, home of the brave

Mish
Mish

Editor

AP: Ossoff wins Georgia, handing Democrats control of Senate

Webej
Webej

This is reminding me of Belarus...
But I think it will be quashed more quickly.

I'm partial to the pic of the guy with his boots on Pelosi's desk.

njbr
njbr

There are anarchists and race warriorthat will participate in any riot to further their end of the destruction of the rule of law.

It's what they do.

The want to bring on the destruction by whatever means they can.

cudmeister
cudmeister

Best thing that could happen in America. This is one of the few tributes that came out of the Trump presidency. Now maybe congress will see what could happen when Americans grab their pitch forks and get angry with the bs that goes on in congress.
When you hear these congressmen and women talk, it makes you wonder what country they live in. Not that I necessarily agree with the crowd thats taking over the capitol now.

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

How many people get a cheap thrill out of seeing politicians scared?

One-armed Economist
One-armed Economist

The scumbag republican psyche consists of "rule or ruin" mentality. It was pointed out by Lincoln on February 27, 1860 and nothing seems to have changed in 161 years.

"Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events."

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

Was watching chaos on fox news. Saw a banner on the broadcast, “ATF looking for protesters.”. The only reason that I can think of is to confiscate their guns. Tresspassing and assault on Capitol building are federal crimes, bye, bye, gun ownership for these clowns.

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Bubbles burst and some "event" gets the blame but we all know bubbles burst anyway.

Exactly the same for this. Election of Trump was a symptom.
These riots are blamed on Trump but sooner or later would have had some other trigger/reason anyway.

If TPTB don't learn and respond this is just the foothills to mountains of conflict. One bubble after another, each bigger than the last.

Sound familiar?

Zazu
Zazu

Trump's last big "temper tantrum." Glad he's GONE!

FromBrussels
FromBrussels

CNN reporters seem to be quite disappointed, indignated even, that the police didn t or doesn t interfere brutally and oppressively causing a fckn bloodbath among PEACEFUL protestors they even dare to call terrorists ! Tells you something about fckn CNN bastards ...again !

Johnson1
Johnson1

Now onto good news. Schumer says $2000 stimulus will be top priority. ;)

njbr
njbr

It really is funny how many of these free-marketeer typess are waiting for the stimulus....

Kind of makes you understand where they are cming from.

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

I would guess a majority of Americans from both sides of the political spectrum and in between are disgusted by the actions of these people today. I am predicting these people destroyed any chance of a Trump 2024 shot as I doubt many Americans will want to go through this again.

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

Isn't it a sign of the millennium that people show up to create a revolution with their cell phones using the camera function (probably taking selfies from the Speaker's chair) rather than rifles.... LOL

goldguy
goldguy

In the peoples house we shoot our own

Tengen
Tengen

Every Trumpian fantasy I've read on ZH in recent years involves the police and military siding with the "patriots". When it becomes clear how unrealistic that belief was, we'll see how far these people are willing to go.

goldguy
goldguy

Update: Lady that was shot is dead

In the peoples house we kill people

goldguy
goldguy

Sadly, me thinks the war has started

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Certain politicians will need armed guards at home for a while.
Guess who picks up the bill.

Mishisadem
Mishisadem

These are the PATRIOTS attacking the TORIES. The rich liars, the fake bs sellers better watch their backs. These people have NOTHING to LOSE. THEY are DANGEROUS. They $2000 or $600 doesnt begin to pay their bills - they need open schools and their jobs again.
The guillotine will be rolled out soon and all the liars will be headless.
Why???
The fake rich leadership - both R and D have forgotten the small man.
Stay home -no holidays, no fun - but me the rich guy goes dancing in Times square or vacationing in Cabos. These people see Biden fly his son to PRC or Ukraine to score millions in phony contracts - and their jobs are at risk as Biden opens the border to cheap labor that is willing to fight to work in the last open diner in New YORK.
This is just the start. If it makes you feel big say "let them eat cake" - but they will chop off Schumers head as quickly as they chop of Mitt Romneys head - mark my words .
More of this in bound.....lololol

CCBW
CCBW

So this was a riot I think they need a person from BLM or antifa to show them how it’s done. Now John Kerry wants to end populism after all that gave us people like the horrible Trump and Reagan. Because they weren’t part of the Washington swamp. Now when the swamp things in Washington start trying to implement agenda 2030 that’s when you’ll see the real riot’s, and it will be the Biden voters yelling I DIDN’T VOTE FOR THIS SH*T! What we need is one term and out they can go back home and get a real job. That way there’s not all that much time to be bought and paid for and we’ll have a citizen government.
ccbw

njbr
njbr

I am perfectly fine with idiots, morons, the easily led, and ignoramuses voting.

I am perfectly fine with idiots, morons, the easily led, and ignoramuses commenting.

After all, half the population is less intelligent than average.

But when it comes to comitting acts of crime stemming from that stupidity, it's not acceptable anymore.

Hmmm, do you think there is any video footage of the people in the building today?

Wait a week or two for Feds to show up at their trailer.

pmess
pmess

Why was the capitol not better defended? Everyone knew well in advance this event was going to happen. Why did the police take so long to get things under control? Why so few arrests?

Sechel
Sechel

The President is guilty of sedition. It was Pence and not Trump that ultimately authorized the national guard and Twitter took the unprecedented step of suspending Trump's account for 12 hours. We're in unprecedented times when the President of the United States tells his supporters to go to the capital and storm the building.

amigator
amigator

It's too bad all this happened and violence with destruction of property can not be tolerated. But, do we all think that this was just because of Trump? Trump may be a catalyst but the pot was and is already simmering. Congress just spent two years chasing a Russian ghost (costing million$) when they could have just looked in the mirror. Record deficients and debt accumualting year after year with not a worry expressed. Just maybe had they been looking at potential real threats to the US we just might have been a little more prepared for a "Pandemic". Or whatever is coming next. Instead we get a COVID relief bill filled with payments to foreign countries all I am sure are sorely needed...😊

Is there any doubt that as a whole this body called Congress has failed the people much more than any president has yet we continue to elect these people over and over truly unbelievable.

I guess the polls showing congress approval rating at all time low are not correct either or maybe they are just to high....

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

Summary of this year's election: "Money and the media are back in the driver's seat - as is their rightful place."

Who are those who want to substitute "voting" with "protesting"? And why?

Sechel
Sechel

For those that read my posts you probably realized I'm a huge fan of the FT. I love their journalism. This is how the FT saw us today.

Corvinus
Corvinus

When the cultural institutions of the country like the mass media, politics and universities create an atmosphere where it is perfectly okay to promulgate a distinctly anti-capitalist, anti-western society, anti-conservative, anti-white message what do you expect will happen?

It's very easy to make the same old jokes about 'rednecks' and 'trailers' and think yourself oh so superior to those rural rubes, isn't it? Do you think that openly mocking people, their values and concerns is actually going to win them over?

This isn't even about Trump. Trump was and, I guess, remains a symbol (regardless of how unlikely it may seem) of the furor that has been boiling under the hood against this social development. But notice the difference in these 'riots' versus the leftist BLM/Antifa - these people are not torching their neighbors homes and businesses.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

How trump presidency started and ended, notice the transition from american flags to trump flags.

Dodge Demon
Dodge Demon

Bring in Father Pfleger from Chicago to restore order. He outdid Moses by stopping 8 lanes of cars on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

I love the fact that it has come out that the protester who put his feet on Nancy Pelosi desk and then bragged about mail tampering as he stole a letter off her desk took a big government PPP loan out for his business. His name is Richard Barnett from Gravette, AR, and apparently he is a lot more dependent on the government he attacked than he probably wants to admit.

I wonder if little Dick who they call "Bigo" knows Trump gave Feinstein an orgasm demanding the federal government have the power to "take the guns."

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

Well the hanging idiot has a name and he's from Idaho. Josiah Colt... He's probably going to someone's bitch for a few years in a federal prison. Don't drop the soap Josiah!


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