House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was a clear target in the shocking Capitol riots, has finally spoken out about the horrific events. and it's clear how shaken she is over what happened.
Read on to see what she had to say...
It's safe to say that it's been a terrifying week in the world of U.S politics.As the plans for Biden's presidency unfold, tensions among the pro-Trump community have escalated.
And, while it took weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...His supporters have continued to fuel the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And on Wednesday last week, those tensions reached a breaking point.
On January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
However, details surrounding the other 3 fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:"Go home, we love you, you’re very special." Shortly afterward, all of his social media accounts were suspended indefinitely.
Days on from the violence, people from all across the world remain in a state of shock from what they witnessed...And now, Nancy Pelosi has finally spoken out about the horrific events.
It was clear that the Speaker of the House was one of the primary targets in the riots...
With her office being angrily looted and trashed by numerous rioters.
Nancy Pelosi's laptop was stolen from her office by the mob who stormed the Capitol.— David Knowles (@David Knowles)1610126793.0