Take 7 minutes to watch Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and others Congressional leadership respond to the Capitol insurrection. In this tense footage, you can see how the lives of some of the most important people in the United States were in direct danger motivated by former President Donald Trump.
Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer called Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam, Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, Vice President Mike Pence and others trying to get help at the Capitol. Although a terrifying situation, you can see how all leadership, regardless of political party, came together to try to save themselves and the Capitol.
The January 6th insurrection occurred because former President Donald Trump encouraged his supported to stop the counting of the electoral votes and prevent the peaceful transfer of power. Trump and his allies have continued to be proponents of the “Big Lie” that the 2020 Presidential Election was stolen through voter fraud.