The House of Representatives has introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump for inciting the Capitol Hill riot. Here is a video timeline of the events at the U.S. Capitol and beyond.
January 6, 2021
6:00 A.M. Supporters of President Trump gather near the Ellipse, a 52-acre park that is located south of the White House fence and north of Constitution Avenue and the National Mall.
10:00 A.M. The “Save America Rally” begins. A stream of speakers including Trumps Sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr. and Rudy Giuliani address the crowds.
12:00 P.M. Trump takes the stage. He says, “And after this, we're going to walk down there, and I'll be there with you, we're going to walk down ... to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women.”
1:00 P.M. Joint session of Congress gets underway.
1:30 P.M. Capitol is in lockdown D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser orders citywide curfew starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ending at 6 a.m. Thursday. CNN reports District police are asking for more law enforcement.
1:45 P.M. A mob scales the walls, confronting police, entering the capital on the west side.
1:55 P.M. President-elect Joe Biden calls for Trump to fulfill his oath and defend the constitution and demand an end to the siege.
2:15 P.M. Vice President Mike Pence is whisked away to a secure location.
2:24 P.M. Trump tweets, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!”
2:38 P.M. Trump tweets, "Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!"
2:44 P.M. Shots are fired in the house chamber. A female rioter is shot.
2:57 P.M. President Trump releases video on Twitter.
3:00 P.M. The mob is photographed on the Senate floor, Nancy Pelosi’s office.
5:00 P.M. Law enforcement begins reclaiming Capitol grounds.
6:00 P.M. City wide curfew goes into effect.
7:00 P.M. Trump’s video is taken down from Twitter and Facebook.
8:00 P.M. Lawmakers take back the floor, reconvening to resume counting the Electoral College votes
10:00 P.M. Senator Chuck Schumer, New York’s Senator and the Senate Democratic Leader addresses lawmakers from the floor of the United States Senate. He says, “I have never imagined.“
10:10 P.M. A passionate speech by Senator Lindsey Graham affirming that Joe Biden is the “legitimate president of the United States”.
11:15 P.M. Congress tally the Electoral College vote, declaring that Joe Biden is the next president of the United States.
11:30 P.M. Washington, D.D. Police Chief confirms that four pro-Trump supporters died in the violent insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on January 7, 2021
January 8, 2021
10:45 A.M. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces that Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts are blocked indefinitely.
11:40 A.M. Senator Chuck Schumer, New York’s Senator and the Senate Democratic Leader calls for President Donald Trump’s removal from office.
1:30 P.M. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigns.
1:45 P.M. President-elect Joe Biden Address Riots, saying President Trump “unleashed an all-out assault on our institutions of Democracy”.
2:05 P.M. At a press conference, Biden nominates Judge Merrick Garland to serve as Attorney General to restore the Justice Department’s integrity.
2:10 P.M. Biden then introduces Lisa Monaca as Deputy General Attorney and Vanita Gupta as Assoc. Attorney General, Kristin Clarke.