The powder keg that we all feared has erupted.
On Wednesday, just as Senator Ted Cruz was being applauded by many of his fellow Republicans for his objection to the certification of the votes from the State of Arizona, pro-Trump protesters stormed the US Capitol and breached the Congressional chambers .
The scene was heavily documented on social media, and the imagery was simply astounding.
Inside the Capitol Building right now. Complete pandemonium. pic.twitter.com/CfZ4rY6nvR
— Complex (@Complex) January 6, 2021
A Trump supporter who breached security sits at a desk in the Capitol building…unclear whose desk this is.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 6, 2021
Democratic lawmakers said Capitol Police had instructed them to take cover on the floor and prepare to use gas masks after tear gas was dispersed in the rotunda of the Capitol.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 6, 2021
A Getty photo from inside the Capitol: pic.twitter.com/vF2hzX5OVX
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) January 6, 2021
The situation is a fluid one.
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