Anarchy in the U.S. Capital

Laguna Woods, California
January 6, 2021 3:05pm CST
I want to apologize to the world. I am horrified and embarrassed for our country. Right now, I am watching Trump supporters break into the U.S. Capital building. They have broken down doors, broken out windows, and they are roaming the halls of the Congressional buildings, looking for members of Congress and reporters. It is so, so scary for the people who are hiding in the building. At least one pipe bomb was detonated inside the Capital by one of the Trump supporters. A lot of property has been damaged. I cannot believe that thousands of lawless Trump supporters would take this action, but Trump gave a speech to them this morning and told his followers to march to the Capital building. They did as he asked, and now we have this violent insurrection. After 3 hours, Trump has flat-out refused to ask the rioters to stop. He will not accept phone calls from his allies. He has refused requests to appear on TV and ask the protestors to leave. The National Guard has been called in. Tear gas is being used. At least one woman has been shot. It is absolutely horrible. It is illegal to incite a riot in our country. Trump should be arrested, and his cabinet and the Vice President should invoke the 25th Amendment and force Trump to step aside! Again, I apologize to the world that we have such a lawless President. Most of us have been doing what we can to legally get rid of him. The inauguration is in two weeks, if our government can survive that long.
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@JudyEv (331519)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Jan 21
This is absolutely terrible news. We've been hearing about it. How can a country survive and/or prosper when folks won't obey the laws of the country. It's very sad - and quite frightening.
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@Lushlala (4028)
• Gaborone, Botswana
7 Jan 21
It's even worse when the first citizen is the worst offender! Scary times for America.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@JudyEv - I was terrified. I have a dear friend who is a U.S. Representative and she was not able to send out a message that she was OK for several hours. Then, we heard that an unidentified woman had been shot and killed. I was terrified for my friend. I simply cannot forgive the Republicans I know who have continued to support Trump over the years. I think they are complicit.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@Lushlala - Yes, a very scary time for America.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49664)
• United States
7 Jan 21
It has been a sad and horrifying day.
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@marlina (154156)
• Canada
7 Jan 21
Yes, it has
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@Tampa_girl7 - I agree. I have been shaken to the core. I cannot stand to even be around my Republican friends right now.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49664)
• United States
7 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane My extended family has both parties in it. It’s even uncomfortable to have conversations with loved ones .
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@LeaPea2417 (37045)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 Jan 21
What about all the violence done last summer by Antifa and Black Lives Matter supported by the Democrats? Shouldn't they be arrested and classified as domestic terrorists? We as a nation should be apologizing for their horrible actions too. They destroyed businesses, hurt people's livlihoods.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
7 Jan 21
I totally agree, the level of hypocrisy is unbelievable
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@LeaPea2417 - Yes, and many of the members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter who damaged and looted WERE ARRESTED, or did you not pay attention to that? I PERSONALLY HOLD RESPONSIBLE EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP IN THIS LAST ELECTION. YOU KNEW HE WAS A SNAKE AND YOU VOTED FOR HIM ANYWAY. YOU ARE COMPLICIT IN YESTERDAY'S BLOODSHED, AS SURELY AS IF YOU HAD BUILT THOSE PIPE BOMBS OR CARRIED THOSE RIFLES YOURSELF.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@BelleStarr Many of the members of Antifa and Black Lives Matter who damaged and looted WERE ARRESTED, or did you not pay attention to that? I PERSONALLY HOLD RESPONSIBLE EVERY SINGLE PERSON WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP IN THIS LAST ELECTION. YOU KNEW HE WAS A SNAKE AND YOU VOTED FOR HIM ANYWAY. YOU ARE COMPLICIT IN YESTERDAY'S BLOODSHED, AS SURELY AS IF YOU HAD BUILT THOSE PIPE BOMBS OR CARRIED THOSE RIFLES YOURSELF.
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@LadyDuck (466075)
• Switzerland
7 Jan 21
I am saddened and more than embarrassed knowing that the idiot wearing a fur hat with horns is of Italian origins. I have heard the ex president inciting his fans for days and what happened is exactly what my husband and I thought it would have happened. I know that your country will stand up and fight for freedom and democracy, the dark age should be soon over.
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@TheHorse (211585)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Jan 21
I sure hope so.
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@TheHorse (211585)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane As a Moderate, I hope the Republican party can regain its integrity.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@LadyDuck - This dark stain on America's legacy will always be here, brought to us by the unAmerican, unChristian, uncivilized Republican Party of today. This is NOT the "Grand Old Party" it once was. It is the party who no longer believes in the Constitution, the law, or caring for the people of this country.
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@wolfgirl569 (99742)
• Marion, Ohio
7 Jan 21
They are all now talking about getting him removed fast. It should have been done last year.
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@TheHorse (211585)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Jun 21
@JWMILLER As I get more conservative in my old age, I hope the Republican party can get its sinking ship righted. Even when Trump is in prison, some will still support him.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@wolfgirl569 - Yes, he should have been removed a long time ago. I think they will talk, but not do anything ... just the same as before.
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@JWMILLER (3275)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
16 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane Probably the same, only 10 Republicans in House voted right
@pjmurphy (2500)
• United States
6 Jan 21
There should be some arrests, beginning with the instigator of the insurrection who resides in the White House.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@pjmurphy - Absolutely agree ... arrest Trump!
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@JWMILLER (3275)
• Westmoreland, Tennessee
16 Jan 21
You are surely RIGHT
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@rsa101 (38061)
• Philippines
7 Jan 21
So sad to see this happening to America. You have been the bastion for democracy for many years but this time it seems it does not look that way anymore. I just hope that peace and order will be restored soon and the President will step down because of what happened. Violence is not an acceptable move to remain in in power.
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@rsa101 (38061)
• Philippines
8 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane I think the proclamation made today was just a sign that he has to move. Even the VP has spoken that the violence that happened in the Capitol was unacceptable and was blatantly wrong.
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• Laguna Woods, California
8 Jan 21
@rsa101 - I read that Trump and Pence have not spoken to each other since the mob broke into the Capitol building while Mike Pence's family was inside with him. I am sure he was worried about them. Pence is furious with Trump, according to some of the Senators who were with him on Wednesday. Trump is going to Camp David, now. He needs to be removed from power, but that will not happen. I am disgusted.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@rsa101 - Trump will never voluntarily step down, but I hope he can be forced to step down. It is time.
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@allknowing (132002)
• India
7 Jan 21
Politicians going on a rampage is universal.
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@allknowing (132002)
• India
8 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane He has the backing of almost 40 plus percent sadly
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@allknowing (132002)
• India
8 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane When it comes to mob mentality there is no logic
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@allknowing - We have always believed in a peaceful transfer of power in this country, so what happened yesterday was especially distressing.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
7 Jan 21
It was horrific but I think we will find after proper investigation that agitators who have been to all the riots this past year were here too. This is anarchists who hate our government. We need to change the mindset that thinks ‘any rioting is acceptable There is. No easy answer and in this country our right to support any candidates from any party without being attacked. Has been trampled on. I am a republicans by ideaolgy not a Trump republicans but for 4 years I have been afraid to say that for fear of being attacked. It’s crazy, I don’t hate Democrats I just believe in smaller government. This country is in a bad way. But you and I can be civil because we realize at the end of the day we are Americans.
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@BelleStarr (61046)
• United States
8 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane Strangely enough I feel that same way about Democrats but that's what makes America great, differing opinions.
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@TheHorse (211585)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Jan 21
That's why I like Montana. Conservative. Smaller government. But Trump has been a disgrace to the Republican party and to democracy.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@BelleStarr - I voted for many more Republicans in my life than Democrats, including both Nixon and Reagan, but NEVER AGAIN. I do not want to be affiliated with any Republican ever again. They are NOT the party they once were. They absolutely appall me now. I do not want to be connected in any way with neo-Nazis, white supremacists, conspiracy theorists or Trump. I will not live long enough to ever trust a Republican again.
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@Juliaacv (49468)
• Canada
7 Jan 21
After viewing recaps from the events of yesterday, I must say that I am still in disbelief. I knew that things were bad, just being on this site and reading things from American members, but I had no idea that the numbers were as large as the crowds shown yesterday were. I sincerely hope that the majority of Americans get behind the new president and commit to work with him every single day to bring your country back to being a safe nation. They showed press reporters with tears rolling down their faces covering this story, I cannot imagine how they felt.
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@ptrikha_2 (46128)
• India
8 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane For that sanity to come back, the younger generation must come forward, and political and other reforms need to be done. And I know that is no mean task.
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@Juliaacv (49468)
• Canada
8 Jan 21
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@Juliaacv - I hope we can restore some sanity to this country. I am horrified by what happened here.
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@sallypup (59108)
• Centralia, Washington
6 Jan 21
I worry that my husband is correct when he talks about a civil war.
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@Lushlala (4028)
• Gaborone, Botswana
7 Jan 21
These crazy people would take it there, for sure if they aren't stopped! I say a little prayer for America.
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@Tampa_girl7 (49664)
• United States
7 Jan 21
We had some of the same horrifying thoughts. I pray not.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@sallypup and @Tamp_girl7 - I am shaking, I am so furious with Republicans who still do not take any personal responsibility for what happened yesterday. They listen to right-wing conspiracy theorists, they refuse to listen to facts, and they supported a mentally unstable president. They are complicit in what happened.
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@DianneN (247202)
• United States
7 Jan 21
No need to apologize. He's not our fault, because we never wanted him as our president. I cannot wait to be rid of him.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@DianneN - January 20th is not soon enough. Something needs to be done about him now, before he does even more damage, starts pardoning more people, and creating another crisis.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@DianneN - I hope that there are serious consequences for Trump and for the Republicans who supported his lawless administration. I am glad to hear some corporations are saying they plan to withhold donations to the Republican party. They deserve that. I hope Trump leaves the White House in the next few days, humiliated and with his tail between his legs.
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@DianneN (247202)
• United States
7 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane I didn't myLot yesterday because I was glued to the TV. Watching right now. I hope they get Trump good for this.
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@Shiva49 (26373)
• Singapore
7 Jan 21
Though an outsider I have been following US elections from Kennedy days. Many elections were close but never resulted in utter anarchy like now. The US was looked upon as the bastion of democracy and freedom and this outcome is beyond belief. It has been like a third world country. I do hope this situation is history soon and we are back to halcyon days of decency that western democracies are famous for. I can understand your angst.
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@ptrikha_2 (46128)
• India
8 Jan 21
@Shiva49 I think that all those institutions based in US who were preaching democracy and Human rights to other countries should be made to work within US and rectify situation there. Some memes and joke were circulating in social media a few months back which said that now elections in some of the earlier turbulent Indian states are much more peaceful than those in US. What a turn of events!
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@TheHorse (211585)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Jan 21
I agree. But I am also PROUD of our system, including Republicans who have abandoned Trump, for standing up for democracy and our Constitution.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@Shiva49 - I hope this country can return to a semblance of decency, too.
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@thelme55 (76652)
• Germany
6 Jan 21
OMG! That is horrible.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@thelme55 - Yes, it was a terrible day in America.
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@thelme55 (76652)
• Germany
7 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane I have seen it in the news.
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• Laguna Woods, California
8 Jan 21
@thelme55 - It was a horrifying day for America.
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@popciclecold (36875)
• United States
7 Jan 21
I knew, something would happen, but not that bad.
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• United States
12 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane I was in shock mode.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 Jan 21
@popciclecold - I was in shock mode during the attack on the Capitol, too. I think I still am. There are supposed to be more attacks on Sunday, Jan. 17 and Wednesday, Jan 20, in different places around the U.S. I am staying close to home. This is a scary time to go anywhere. You stay safe, too.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@popciclecold - I felt the same way. I expected demonstrations, but nothing like this lawless, criminal crowd of Republicans. It was very upsetting.
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@allen0187 (58586)
• Philippines
7 Jan 21
Trump needs to be impeached by inciting the violence.
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@allen0187 (58586)
• Philippines
9 Jan 21
@DeborahDiane there are strong calls for him to be removed from office.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@allen0187 - Yes, Trump needs to be removed from office.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Jan 21
@allen0187 - Yes, I am pleased to hear they may impeach him again.
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• China
7 Jan 21
I learnt online what happened there .My jaw dropped.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@changjiangzhibin89 - Believe me, my jaw dropped yesterday, too. I am horrified by what happened.
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@jstory07 (135646)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Jan 21
I keep thinking he is still up to something and he is not going to leave the White house.
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@jstory07 - I agree. I do not trust him. He needs to be dragged from the White House today.
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@jaboUK (64359)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 21
I watched the mayhem live last night and like you I was horrified. That this could happen in one of the most civilised countries of the world is horrendous.
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@TheHorse (211585)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Jun 21
@DeborahDiane And, sadly, they're on all sides of the political spectrum. And of all "races."
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@andriaperry (116863)
• Anniston, Alabama
6 Jan 21
Those people should go home
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Jan 21
@andriaperry - Yes, those people need to leave Washington, DC. The National Guard of New York is being sent to protect the inauguration of Biden.
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