Trump Supporters Occupy U.S. Capitol
Supporters of President Donald Trump violently storm the U.S. Capitol, disrupting the counting of electoral college votes that would certify President-elect Joe Biden's victory and forcing Congress to evacuate. NBC's Alice Barr reports.
WASHINGTON (NBC News) — Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S Capitol Wednesday, demanding Congress overturn the election of Joe Biden.
The breach forced members of Congress to pause their count of electoral college votes and evacuate.
The chaos came shortly after a group of Trump loyalists slowed the process by objecting to President-elect Biden’s win in a series of battleground states, beginning with Arizona.
Those same Republicans are pushing baseless claims of election fraud, even after being soundly defeated in a series of recounts and lawsuits.
At least one person suffered a gun shot wound during the melee, and an improvised explosive device was found.
Hours after the breach the National Guard was deployed to help Capitol Police, the FBI and other security forces to remove those who’d entered the building.
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