Following hundreds of arrests made over the last 2 weeks in connection to the violent riot that took place at the U.S Capitol building, a nurse has been fired after she posted a video of herself taking place in the pro-Trump protest.
Here's the full story...
Now, where do we even start when it comes to the Capitol Hill riot?
It all started on January 6th when President Donald Trump held a "Save America" rally in Washington D.C, just a few miles away from the White House.
Thousands of his eager supporters were there listening to and latching on to every word that came out of Trump's mouth.
Trump's refusal to concede to the winner of the 2020 election, Joe Biden, seems to have fuelled the anger amongst his supporters...
I interviewed a Trump supporter at a 'Stop the Steal' protest LIVE on the BBC after Joe Biden won. It was...hectic https://t.co/dOmQKlOQJJ— Larry Madowo (@Larry Madowo)1604830740.0
And right now, the overwhelming presence of far-right extremists is more apparent than ever.
The president repeatedly told his crowd that he was "the real winner" and how they need to "take the election back"...
Before finally telling them to "go down to the Capitol building" and "fight like hell for our country."
He even said he'd be there alongside them which, of course, he didn't mean literally.
This resulted in thousands of his supporters, all armed with MAGA merchandise and Trump flags, storming down to the U.S Capitol building and breaking in...
Where hell was well and truly unleashed.
A joint session of Congress was underway to certify Joe Biden's election win when the rioters made their way into the building.
“Glass is all over the place.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shows Lesley Stahl the destruction in her office a… https://t.co/2qs5kgIIZw— 60 Minutes (@60 Minutes)1610327563.0
Thankfully, all members of the House and staff were safely evacuated but this didn't mean things were over.
People began smashing down windows and doors, looting valuable items, and even breaking into Nancy Pelosi's office and taking some of her personal possessions.
And to make things even more terrifying...
Text messages were later discovered from one of the rioters describing his plans to "shoot and run over" Pelosi.
Thankfully, these terrible plans didn't go ahead - but it just goes to show the alarming ideologies and ambitions held by many of the people present on that day.
5 people tragically died as a result of the riots...
And more than sixty police officers and security guards were greatly injured from trying to stop the violent rioters and get them out of the building.
The scenes were truly apocalyptic...
And President Trump was called on again and again to issue a televised statement telling his supporters to put an end to the violence.
In the end, he issued a series of small tweets where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
He eventually tweeted a video telling his supporters to "go home"...
@ketgorjestani 🇺🇸 Donald #Trump eventually gave a statement via a recorded video, repeating his false claim that th… https://t.co/TIkkopcunQ— FRANCE 24 English (@FRANCE 24 English)1610018100.0
All while reminding them that they're "very special" and that he "loves them."
Of course, this wasn't taken well by the very shaken-up members of Congress and it really didn't help that Trump was refusing to take responsibility for the riots.
The president's reluctance to take responsibility then lead to him being suspended indefinitely from all major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram...
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanent… https://t.co/jHxSs2FEnt— Twitter Safety (@Twitter Safety)1610148088.0
Of course, we all know how much Trump loved to run his mouth on Twitter, so this was a huge deal.
Things just seemed to be getting worse and worse for Trump...
And alongside hundreds of his supporters being arrested and charged for their involvement in the riots, Congress were having some serious talks about what to do about his lack of concern over the violence caused by his army of followers.
It didn't take long for Pelosi to prepare a vote to impeach Trump for the second time in his first presidential term...
And even though Vice-President Mike Pence refused to invoke the 25th amendment, which is what would have removed Trump from office immediately, it was voted shortly afterward to go forward with the impeachment.
On the afternoon of January 13th, President Trump was officially impeached, making him the only president in U.S history to be impeached more than once.
The final vote was 232-197, as per The Guardian, though the matter is yet to go before the Senate which will decide whether he should be convicted and removed from office.
We're sure that all of his supporters who stormed the Capitol that day did not expect this...
And we're also sure that they didn't expect to have legal action taken against them for their violent and illegal acts.
Alongside all people involved being placed on a strict "no fly" list, banning them from boarding any plane in the country...
More than one-hundred arrests have been made and more than two-hundred case files have been opened in relation to the Capitol riots, according to the BBC.
It seems as if one by one, each person involved in the siege is getting identified and dealt with...
CAPITOL RIOTS ARREST UPDATE: *Sanford, Fla., firefighter Andrew James Williams arrested for his role in siege. *His… https://t.co/dhwa8uzA2K— Jim Roberts (@Jim Roberts)1610538414.0
No matter what their background or financial status is.
A nurse has been arrested after a video of her was posted on social media taking part in the riot.
Lori Vinson, from Morganfield, Kentucky, was among the Trump-supporters that day at the Capitol, but she is adamant she didn't take part in any of the violence or destruction.
Vinson told WFIE-TV, "I participated in none of that. I would never participate in that."
During the insurrection, Vinson and her husband filmed and shared several videos on Facebook showing people inside the US seat of government in Washington DC.
She added, "I hope that is something I remember and say, 'I'm glad I was a part of that thirty years from now'."
Despite Vinson being proud of her attendance at the riot, the fact that her job as a nurse at Ascension St Vincent hospital in Evansville, Indiana, was listed on her Facebook page didn't exactly go in her favor.
She was ultimately fired, and she claims the paperwork she was given confirming her dismissal said it was because she'd admitted to engaging in criminal behavior at a high-profile event."
The hospital said in a statement, as per LadBible, that they "cannot comment on specific employment matters."
Vinson has also since been contacted by the FBI in relation to events in DC after being sacked.
However, she said that a ten-minute conversation led to the agent she talked to thanking her and adding "you won't be hearing from me again."
Even though Vinson is now unemployed and struggling to find work, she says she doesn't at all regret attending the riot.
"Because I was there for a peaceful protest and that's what I was doing. I felt like I have done nothing wrong and I wouldn't change it."
She then told the Courier Press she only attended to "support President Trump on the stolen, fraudulent votes."
You can hear Vinson's version of events for yourselves here:
And make sure to stay posted for updates on this developing story.