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Washington, DC / Capitol Hill Riot / Biden #1278785

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 2021
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The storming of Capitol Hill in Washington by supporters of President Trump following his speech urging them to march on the Capitol as Congress was working to certify the election featured; scenes shown of the mob chaos outside & protesters inside the building, including a rioter in Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office. [Representative Peter WELCH@- comments on gas masks.] [At the rally. TRUMP - says we will walk down to the Capitol; states Vice President Mike Pence will have to come through for us.] A statement from Pence about the vice president not having authority on electoral votes quoted. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - says we cannot overrule courts & states on the election.] [Senator Ted CRUZ - calls for an audit.] [ABC White House reporter Rachel SCOTT - notes a woman shot.] [Voice of Representative Mike GALLAGHER@- calls for Trump to call it off.] [In Twitter message, TRUMP - says the landslide election was stolen, but you have to go home.] Twitter's removal of the video & what Trump said about the rioters as great patriots discussed.

(Studio: David Muir; Capitol Hill: Rachel Scott) The death of the woman who was shot, the presence of the National Guard with a curfew in effect discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The questions about where was security today on Capitol Hill after Trump had encouraged crowds for weeks examined; scenes shown of Capitol police walking away, the National Guard, FBI, ATF. [Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert CONTEE@- comments on the forced entry.] [Mayor Muriel BOWSER@- calls it unpatriotic & unlawful.] The DC curfew & concerns about the crisis on Capitol Hill discussed.

(Studio: David Muir; Washington: Martha Raddatz) The ominous mood on the streets of Washington with the view from protesters it is our house discussed; scenes shown of the unrest.

(Studio: David Muir) The reaction of President-elect Joe Biden introduced. [BIDEN - says our democracy is under assault with chaos at the Capitol: it is insurrection; calls for Trump to go on national TV & demand an end.]

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Mary Bruce) The call from Biden for an end to this & holding Trump responsible noted.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Scott, Rachel;
Thomas, Pierre;
Raddatz, Martha;
Bruce, Mary

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