By: CaraG @exclusivelycarag

Trump supporters violently ambush the U.S. Capitol, sending it into chaos, locking the building down, and protesting the certification of Biden’s presidential victory after being influenced by President Trump in a defiant speech. Before the chaos, Trump addressed thousands of his supporters, stirring up the crowd with his election fraud claims at a rally near the White House. The Capitol Police ordered the evacuation of at least one office building on Capitol Hill as protesters flooded the grounds.

According to the New York Times, Police officers quickly rushed the Cannon House Office Building ordering the evacuation before the alert reached some offices, according to one person working in the building. The police fired a flash-bang grenade, and rather than disperse, the protesters cheered and shouted, “push forward, push forward.”

“I don’t recognize our country today, and the members of Congress who have supported this anarchy do not deserve to represent their fellow Americans,” said Representative Elaine Luria, Democrat of Virginia.

Protestors were fighting with federal police officers, and footage soon began flooding Twitter, leading queries such as “Where is the National Guard” to start trending. Footage showed tear gas fired in inside the Capitol building while Trump supporters were seen trying to tear down security barriers, confront the police, and attempting to enter the building.

“We will not let them silence your voices,” Trump told the protesters, who had lined up before sunrise to get a prime position to hear the president.

Where is that energy when the police are taking innocent Black lives? When Black Lives Matter protestors were peacefully protesting, the national guard was sent immediately. President Trump is standing with his violent protestors but will not stand against social injustice in the Black community. Unfortunately, he is not acting as a commander in chief in this situation, has not sent reinforcement to the scene, and refuses to make a more emphatic statement suggested by the administration.