Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
By Sean Yoes
AFRO Senior Reporter
On the day the United States government was tasked with certifying the lawful election of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, the United States Capitol was stormed by thousands of terrorists, almost all of them White and some of them armed. Terrorists broke windows of the Capitol and entered the building, roamed the halls of the Senate and the House of Representatives, entered the chambers of both the House and the Senate; and one terrorist broke into the office of the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and left a note that read, “We will not back down.” Members of Congress were told to hide under their desks and shelter in place. Congressman Kweisi Mfume wrote into the AFRO from inside the Capitol, “I’m okay at the moment but there are a lot of innocent employees here that are in harm’s way. The anarchists are trying to break through the door to the House floor. Shots have been fired. Trump must be charged with treason, sedition and inciting to riot.” As the terrorists stormed the Capitol Donald John Trump issued two flaccid tweets, and never deployed the military to secure the building and the people inside.