January 6 represented a massive failure to protect the United States Capitol, as throngs of Trump supporters streamed into the building after they forced Capitol Police to retreat. This video tracks the movements of extremists through the Capitol and shows how they were able to access restricted parts of the building after breaking windows and busting through entryways.
US lawmakers were forced to flee after a pro-Trump mob breached the capitol building. After the session resumed, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell condemned a "failed insurrection". Sen. Cory Booker condemns the Capitol riots during the debate over the Electoral College vote after a violent mob occupied the same building moments before. Aired on 01/06/2021. On the day Congress was set to confirm that President-elect Joe Biden won the election, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building. Here's how it happened. Wednesday's assault on the U.S. Capitol by mobs of rioters incited by President Trump unfolded quickly and chaotically. At 12:53 p.m., the first Trump supporters reached the barricades in front of the capitol, demanding to be let through. The inexplicably small number of cops on the scene held the line at first, but were quickly overwhelmed. By 1:15 p.m., thousands of Trump extremists filled the steps and balconies of the Capitol. By 1:33 p.m., the insurrectionists breached the Capitol.