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.
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. Supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2020, causing Congress to suspend proceedings to confirm the election of Joe Biden as president. The riot turned deadly when a woman who was shot by police died. The outbreak of chaos led to a historic day in America. Here's a timeline of the U.S. Capitol breach, the riot that ensued, and how U.S. lawmakers returned to confirm Joe Biden's victory in the electoral college. The day started with a peaceful pro-Trump rally. Then, shortly after Congress began counting the electoral college votes, some of the rally participants stormed the Capitol in a deadly act of rioting, sending leaders into shelter. Hours later, lawmakers were able to begin the count and verify Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States. This is that day in six minutes. The pro-Trump mob that stormed the Capitol was almost entirely white. Brittany Packnett Cunningham explains how she thinks law enforcement would have reacted if the protesters were people of color. Aired on 1/7/2021.