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.
via: GettyAs 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...
via: GettyHis supporters have continued to fuel the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And on Wednesday last week, those tensions reached a breaking point.
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...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd 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...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
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...
via: GettyAnd 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.
via: GettyChief 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...
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.
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...
via: GettyWhere 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:
via: Getty"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...
via: GettyAnd 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...
Nancy Pelosi's laptop was stolen from her office by the mob who stormed the Capitol.— David Knowles (@David Knowles)1610126793.0
Pelosi took part in an interview with Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes this week...
via: YouTube / 60 MinutesAnd she got visibly emotional when talking about the riots that went down in the Capitol last week and how she narrowly missed the conflict.
She firstly recalled the moment when she had to evacuate the Capitol.
via: YouTube / 60 Minutes"When the protestors who were making the assault on the Capitol, well, before they got to these doors, the Capitol police pulled me from the podium and I was concerned! I said, 'No, I want to be here' and they said, 'No, you have to leave, you must leave'," she explained.
"What happened was a terrible, terrible, violation of the Capitol by the president of the United States."
via: YouTube / 60 MinutesPelosi then showed the door that was broken down to gain access to her office, her private belongings, and ultimately, her staff who were terrorized by the rioters. "The staff went under the table, barricaded the door, turned out the lights, and were silent in the dark for 2 and a half hours as they listened to the rioters banging on the door," she explained.
Pelosi then said that it was clear that the riot was a "well-organized group with leadership, guidance, and direction."
via: YouTube / 60 Minutes"They were vocally saying, 'Where's the Speaker? We know she has staff, we're going to find them.' The president said 'Go home!' but it was them who went on with his lies, his misrepresentations, his delusion that he won on a landslide in this election."