What Happened In The January 6 2021 Attack On The U.S. Capitol?

Compiling information about the January 6 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. A mob of Trump supporters attacked the building in an attempt to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election to President Joe Biden.

Timeline

NY Times Day Of Rage Documentary Shows Story Of Riot And Attack. “A six-month Times investigation has synchronized and mapped out thousands of videos and police radio communications from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, providing the most complete picture to date of what happened — and why.” [NY Times]

Select Committee

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced plans to put together a Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack after Republicans opposed creating a bipartisan commission. There are worries that Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy could select Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to be a part of the committee to undermine it.

Advance Knowledge By Trump Team

Propublica reported that senior Trump aides had information ahead of the attack that it would happen, and instead of acting against it, Trump continued to inflame the situation by promoting lies about the election results.

Officer Michael Fanone

Officer Michael Fanone from the Capitol Police, said he was disappointed after finally getting a meeting with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy about the attack. Fanone said he asked McCarthy to disavow lies about the attack that are being repeated by Republicans like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Donald Trump.

Derrick Van Orden Campaign

Derrick Van Orden, a failed 2020 Republican congressional candidate, used donations given to his election campaign to pay for trips for Trump supporters to get to Washington, D.C. on January 6.

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