Unmask the truth?
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As social media fills up with the same kind of hatred that resulted in a riot on the United States of America Capitol in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, thoughts are running ragged in questioning which direction the nation is going.
Rallies using the motto, "Unmask the truth" took place across the U.S. from President Donald Trump supporters as rioters swarmed the capitol leaving four people dead on Wednesday. The Senate members and Vice President Mike Pence were evacuated halting the affirmation that Presidentelect Joe Biden has won the November election. Most rallies that took place in other areas were that of a peaceful nature.
Washington Mayor, Muriel Bowser, ordered a 12-hour curfew for the city beginning that Wednesday night.
The woman that was fatally shot by Capitol Police was Ashli Babbitt, 35, of San Diego. According to family members, Babbitt, served in the U.S. Armed Forces and was very passionate in her beliefs of this country.
Five weapons were recovered and three arrest made, all reported as not being residents of the District of Columbia. There were also 12 arrests reported in the two days leading up to Wednesday.
According to NBC news, hate symbols included a noose that had been hung on the west side of the Capitol, with protesters waving Confederate flags or using white power gestures.
As Trump was placed under fire by officials as leading the chaos and violence, he directed the National Guard to head the Capitol. The FBI was deployed and the U.S. Marshals Service also assisted in the covering the riot.
Washington police announced several arrests related to the protests and about 50 curfew-violation arrests as of 10:30 p.m., Wednesday. It was reported that most of the arrests were from out of state individuals and additional arrests were taking place.
Washington is now working with federal law enforcement agencies on identifying and prosecuting people who surged the chambers of Congress.
Biden called upon Pres. Trump to speak on national television to "fulfill his oath and defend the Constitution and demand an end to this siege."
Trump, who earlier called on his supporters to march to the Capitol, followed with asking people to go home.
Trumps speech to the crowd previous to the riot, included statements, "We will never give up. We will never concede. You don't concede when there is theft involved."
Dan Eberhart, a prominent donor to Trump and the Republican Party, criticized the protests and the president.
"If President Trump wants to have any kind of political future within the Republican Party, he needs to condemn the violence at the Capitol and stop claiming the election was stolen," said Eberhart. "Pres. Trump had his day in court. It's time to concede defeat and think about his political future."
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., stated that she was drawing up articles of impeachment against Trump.
Trump was impeached by the House in late 2019 and acquitted by the Senate in early 2020.
The doors of the Senate that were closed and locked due to protesters violence, were reopened as Congress reconvened late Wednesday evening. Pence spoked calling Wednesday's event, "a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol."