US Congress in turmoil as violent Trump supporters breach building
Violent supporters of President Donald Trump have breached the Capitol in Washington, as lawmakers met to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s poll win.
In dramatic scenes, demonstrators swarmed the building as Congress members were escorted out by police.
Mr Biden said the action should “end now”, and Mr Trump released a video message asking supporters to go home.
The joint session of Congress certifying Mr Biden’s win has been suspended and forced into recess.
There are reports of guns drawn in the building and at least one person shot. A woman was reported to be in a critical condition after receiving a neck injury.
There has been an armed confrontation at the doors of the House of Representatives. Tear gas has also been used.
Members of Congress have been told to evacuate the building or remain where they are. One congresswoman tweeted that she was staying in her office.
What has Trump created? These thousands of blind ignorant supporters that believe Trump’s election fraud bullcrap lock, stock and barrel. What is wrong with these people?
This is beyond ludicrous and absurd, it’s pure unadulterated insanity. What has Trump done to the United States? How has he brainwashed so many people into believing every psychotic statement he makes. Why are his supporters so gullible? It is beyond comprehension for the average commonsensical human being.
Go away Trump, please please just go away.