The Best Tweets About the Storming of the Washington Capitol

The events that took place in Washington D.C. a couple of hours ago mark a new low, even after the political standard that has been in place since Donald Trump started campaigning for the US presidency five years ago. While Congress was about to confirm the presidential victory of Democrat Joe Biden, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building, occupied offices and raged the halls of Congress. The two chambers had to interrupt their session. Representatives were evacuated or had to hide in offices. The situation is widely regarded as an attempted coup.

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The attack was not entirely unexpected. For days it has been clear that an angry mob is heading for D.C. where Donald Trump held one of his rallies in which he continued to preach an electoral fraud that has been proven not to exist. Incited by the president’s words, the mob headed for the Capitol building, where security forces were overwhelmed. It took hours to get the situation under control, The National Guard has been mobilized. More than fifty people were arrested. Four people lost their lives.

In a tweeted video lasting over a minute, Trump says, in part: “I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. … So go home. We love you, you’re very special. … I know how you feel. But go home and go home in peace.” The video was deleted from all platforms including YouTube. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram imposed a temporary ban.

Republican officials are also distancing themselves from the president. Voices are calling for a new impeachment procedure. Washington has declared a state of emergency pending inauguration on January 20. We have collected the best Tweets about the attack on the Capitol for you.

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