Capitol

Amelia Dunkin

The Capitol remains peaceful on the days before the riots.

Timeline of events on Jan. 6

A comprehensive timeline of the events that occurred the day of the Capitol insurrection with timestamps and descriptions of what exactly happened.

2:10 a.m. Georgia election

In Georgia, the Senate Runoff Election began. Both Democratic candidates defeated their Republican opponents early morning Jan. 6, 2021. At 2:10 a.m. Raphael Warnock became the first Black Democrat elected into the Senate from Georgia, beating Kelly Loeffler by 93,550 votes. Additionally, Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated Republican David Perdue by 55,232 votes. With this win, Democrats officially took ...

8:17 a.m. Trump’s Tweets

On the day of Jan. 6, many tweets were sent out by Trump on Twitter that related to his speech, the riot at the Capitol, and the counting of the votes. The first tweet was sent out at 8:17 a.m. after it was certified that Joe Biden's vote count wasn’t inaccurate or made up by fake votes. Trump wrote, “States want to correct their votes, which they now know were based on irregularities and frau...

11 a.m. Trump supporters begin to gather near the White House

Around 11 a.m. Trump supporters, many without masks, began gathering near the White House to protest President-Elect Biden’s win as well as to hear President Trump give a speech. This crowd would later head towards the Capitol building after hearing President Trump speak.  ABC News  ...

12 p.m. Donald Trump gives rally speech before insurrection

Donald Trump gave a speech before a crowd of his supporters prior to the US Capitol riot at around noon on Jan. 6, 2021.  He began his speech by criticizing the media and commenting on the number of people in attendance. “Media will not show the magnitude of this crowd. Even I, when I turned on today, I looked, and I saw thousands of people here,” Donald Trump said. “But you don’t see h...

1 p.m. Count the votes fair and square

On Jan. 6, at 1:00 p.m. Congress adjourned to recount the votes and certify Bidens win in the electoral college. As things go on it is certified that the election was fair and free, and the next president of the United States of America will in fact be Joe Biden due to his victory in the electoral vote. Biden ended up getting a total of 306 electoral votes to Trump’s 232. Since 270 electoral votes are n...

1 p.m. A riot at the Capitol

On Jan. 6, following what was supposed to be a peaceful protest at the Capitol in Wasington turned into utter chaos. A large crowd was already at the Capitol, but after Trump's speech more made their way to the capitol and eventually marched up the stairs to the Capitol and started to clamor and riot. There was damage to the capitol with fists, wood planks, and other objects. There was no wa...

1 p.m. Two bombs are found outside of the DNC and RNC

At 1 p.m., police received reports of Two pipe bombs outside of the DNC and RNC headquarters in Washington D.C. The package outside of the Republican National Committee was destroyed. Law enforcement investigators are still investigating whether there was a pipe bomb outside of the Democratic National Committee. Both buildings were evacuated as a safety precaution.  Source: https://www.nytimes.com...

2:11 p.m. Capitol protesters make their way into the Capitol Building

At approximately 2:11 p.m., the protesters make their way into the building and reach the Senate Chamber, after clashing with police for more than an hour. Once outside of the chamber, there is a second stand-off with Capitol police officers. In the meantime, Senators are unaware of what is happening outside the chamber doors. 

2:13 p.m. Senate members take cover in various parts of the Capitol building

Around 2:13 p.m., the Senate meeting about Electoral College votes abruptly goes into recess when they find out that there are protesters in the building. As the police clashed with the protesters, some Congress members were able to evacuate the building, while others were trapped inside.  Source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/12/us/capitol-mob-timeline.html...

3:06 p.m. Biden calls on Trump to stop riots

At 3:06 p.m., President-Elect Joe Biden came onto live television to address the nation. Biden gave an eight-minute address that informed people on what was currently happening, and expressed his disappointment, fear, and anger with the rioters. During his address, Biden reminded everyone “The scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not reflect a true America, do not represent who we are”.  Fo...

3:34 p.m. Woman shot inside of Capitol

At 3:34 p.m. a woman inside of the capitol was shot in the neck by police. She was in critical condition and ended up dying according to police reports. The woman was Ashli Babbitt, age 35, an Air Force veteran who had broken into the capitol through a window before being warned by police and Secret Service to get back. They shot her after she didn’t heed their warnings. Babbitt was declared dead later...

3:40 p.m. Trump releases video asking rioters to go home

Following President-elect Biden’s address to the nation in which he called on President Trump to put an end to the riots, Trump released a video address to the capitol rioters, asking them to return home. Trump’s video was a one-minute address, in which he told rioters “I know your pain, I know you’re hurt, but you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order, ...

4:45 p.m. Arizona protests on Jan. 6

  On Jan. 6, protests weren’t just happening in Washington, D.C. In Arizona, hundreds rallied to show support for Donald Trump and to detest the 2020 election results. Arizona GOP Chairwoman, Kelli Ward was in attendance at the Arizona rally with the hundreds of supporters. Protesters called out for Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican who certified the state’s election results, to come outside and face ...

8 p.m. Pence reopens the Senate and the votes are counted

The senate was reopened by Former Vice President Mike Pence around 8 p.m. in order to continue counting the Electoral College votes. The tallies were read by Former Vice President Mike Pence around 2:40 a.m. and the session closed at about 2:44 a.m. on Jan. 7. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris won with 306 votes in the Electoral College (exceeding the vote count needed to secure...

5 p.m. Protests in Salem, Oregon declared to be unlawful on January 6th

On Jan. 6, Pro-Trump protesters gathered outside of the Oregon Capitol to show their dislike for the 2020 election results. At 2 p.m. Oregon police declared the protest to be an unlawful assembly and ordered for the crowd to disperse. Despite the order, protesters became violent around 5 p.m. and stormed Gov. Jay Inslee’s, a Democrat, home in Olympia, chanting ‘stop the steal’ near his front doo...

Washington curfew takes effect

On Jan. 6, Pro-Trump protesters gathered outside of the Oregon Capitol to show their dislike for the 2020 election results. At 2 p.m. Oregon police declared the protest to be an unlawful assembly and ordered for the crowd to disperse. Despite the order, protesters became violent around 5 p.m. and stormed Gov. Jay Inslee’s, a Democrat, home in Olympia, chanting ‘stop the steal’ near his front doo...

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