Insurrection In The Capitol: So Many Questions Remain After DC Siege

January 7, 2021
WASHINGTON D.C., USA - JANUARY 6: A US President Donald Trumps supporter faces off security forces after breaching security and entering the Capitol building in Washington D.C., United States on January 06, 2021. Pro... WASHINGTON D.C., USA - JANUARY 6: A US President Donald Trumps supporter faces off security forces after breaching security and entering the Capitol building in Washington D.C., United States on January 06, 2021. Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers were set to sign off Wednesday on President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory in what was supposed to be a routine process headed to Inauguration Day. (Photo by Mostafa Bassim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
January 7, 2021

As the dust, and tear gas, settles after a mob of violent insurrectionists laid siege to the United States Capitol, many questions remain outstanding. Why were the Capitol Police so outmanned? Who exactly was behind the order to finally send in the National Guard to help quell the uprising? Who were the individuals who led the charge — other than Trump himself — and how will they be held to account?

We’ll be piecing together more information throughout the day. Follow the TPM staff’s coverage below:

More Less

As the dust, and tear gas, settles after a mob of violent insurrectionists laid siege to the United States Capitol, many questions remain outstanding. Why were the Capitol Police so outmanned? Who exactly was behind the order to finally send in the National Guard to help quell the uprising? Who were the individuals who led the charge — other than Trump himself — and how will they be held to account?

We’ll be piecing together more information throughout the day. Follow the TPM staff’s coverage below:

Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriter:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: