Pro-Trump Supporters Takeover Capitol Building; See Why it is a Coup
Pro-Trump demonstrators and supporters have invaded the US Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. following moved by the joint session of Congress to certify the electoral college result. Many of the pro-Trump supporters were seen scaling the perimeter fence of the US Capitol building in what has been described as a local coup.
There have been reports of clashes between police and pro-trump supporters In various locations of the capital. The pro-Trump supporters have also seized inauguration stands. Donald Trump has encouraged thousands of his supporters to march to the Capitol to prevent congress from sitting.
Capitol police have ordered reinforcement and also support from the Fed. And Washington Mayor has announced a citywide curfew from 6 p.m on Wednesday to 6 a.m Thursday.
In a tweet Donald Trump has called for calm; “I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1346912780700577792?s=19
Reactions have to trail this happening has many people have called the invasion of the Capitol building by pro-Trump supporters a local coup.
The U.S. House, under a violent attack incited by Donald Trump. A sad day in US History. An assault upon our Democracy. The 150+ GOP Members and Senators who assisted this are beneath contempt. Scum. I never want to hear another dumbass GOP politician say “Patriot” ever again. https://t.co/z5fGCLIBN8
What has Trump wrought?
The Capitol stormed. House and Senate chambers evacuated. Gas masks issued. Counting of electoral ballots disrupted. Democracy at the edge.
Enough, America. Enough. https://twitter.com/GerryConnolly/status/1346912119065772033?s=19
This is a coup. This is treason.
To save American democracy, every leader must speak out forcefully and move to impeach Trump immediately. https://twitter.com/trish_zornio/status/1346912678611099649?s=19
Today’s violence and lawlessness have to stop, immediately. To begin repairing the damage, Donald Trump should acknowledge what he knows to be true: he lost the 2020 election, and Joseph Biden is the President-elect. https://twitter.com/AmbJohnBolton/status/1346912740082921474?s=19
The attempt by the pro-trump supporters to disrupt the sitting of the Congress to certify the election process is a coup and treasonable. The American people must stand up to this abnormality which is a stain on democracy and the democratic process.