Footage of last week's riots at the Capitol building has blown up online and, as a result, at least 2 police officers have being suspended.
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It's safe to say it's been a historical couple of days in the world of U.S politics.
via: GettyAs the plans for Biden's presidency unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community have escalated.
And, while it took weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...
via: GettyHis supporters 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."
But, despite Trump's nonchalant attitude, it didn't take long for the rioters to start facing the consequences of their actions.A man who could be seen protesting inside the Capitol building on Wednesday was quickly fired from his job at Navistar Direct Marketing, according to VT.
Navistar Direct Marketing said in a statement that they had been made aware of a man who was wearing a Navistar badge inside the Capitol building...
via: GettyAnd, after reviewing the photos, the employee - whose name has not been made public - was fired.
More rioters continued to publicly lose their jobs...
NEW: A Maryland company has terminated one of its employees after he was apparently captured in a picture during th… https://t.co/YaU1ob1NuM— Tre Ward (@Tre Ward)1610038700.0
News emerged in the days following the riots that Texan attorney, Paul Davis, had lost his job at Goosehead Insurance.
They revealed the news on Twitter:
This is Paul Davis. Paul is a lawyer. He’s also associate general counsel & director of human resources at Goosehea… https://t.co/T15t82tT4l— Roger Sollenberger is one dose from immortality (@Roger Sollenberger is one dose from immortality)1609980629.0
"Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, is no longer employed by Goosehead."
Then news then emerged that Pennsylvania state representative Rick Saccone resigned after his employer, Saint Vincent College, launched an investigation.
Another big rioter was then quickly stung...
UPDATE: Man who broke into Nancy Pelosi's office and sat in her chair has been ARRESTED by the FBI.— Hello, I'm Vaccinated. (@Hello, I'm Vaccinated.)1610150018.0
He was identified as Richard Barnett.
via: GettyThe sixty-year-old is now facing federal charges for his actions.
And now, 2 Capitol Police officers are being suspended for their actions...
THEY LITERALLY JUST LET THEM THROUGH pic.twitter.com/tWMuchly8w— hermione lovers ONLY ❍ (@jihanbit) January 6, 2021
After footage showed them getting friendly with the rioters.
Rep. Tim Ryan made the announcement Monday, saying at least 2 cops were being suspended for their actions.
.@RepTimRyan said at least two Capitol Police officers have been suspended for actions during Wednesday's Capitol attack.— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) January 11, 2021
One officer had taken selfies with some rioters; another put a #MAGA hat on and started directing rioters.
“The Capitol Police are looking at everybody..."
One was apparently wearing a MAGA hat and directing rioters around the building, while the other took selfies with them.
The latter has been caught on video...
It’s not suprising considering they’re also taking pictures with the rioters. 84% of cops voted republican😐 pic.twitter.com/X8UHupImHv— Leo is asleep (@barcodewristz) January 6, 2021
A viral clip from that day has surfaced, showing a cop pose for a photo with one of the insurrectionists.
Rep. Ryan reportedly said Capitol Police are looking at everybody, especially those in their own ranks.
.@RepTimRyan said he's heard there are 10-15 investigations into Capitol Police officers related to Wednesday's attack, but he doesn't know details.— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) January 11, 2021
“The interim chief is taking aggressive action within the department to find out if there was any” help or coordination.
The FBI believes there are signs of an inside job, and is investigating the capitol officers on duty that day.
As a result, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has resigned...
The Capitol Police Board oversees the United States Capitol Police. It has 4 members:— Mike Young (@mikeyoung44) January 7, 2021
Paul D. Irving
Michael C. Stenger
J Brett Blanton
After a failure as big as today's, they can't keep their jobs. pic.twitter.com/JHd24FqyY0
He and his department have faced endless backlash for how things went down during the riot.
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