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Washington, DC / Capitol Hill Riot / Electoral Vote / Sanders Interview / Pence, Senators' Remarks #1278796

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 06, 2021
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The invasion of the Capitol building by insurrectionists following the orders of President Trump, who made the American carnage he talked about real, introduced; scenes shown of the rioting, including Senator Josh Haawley with his hand raised. [In rally, TRUMP - says we will walk down to the Capitol: you have to show strength.] A statement from former President Bush on the insurrection quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The surreal nature of events on Capitol Hill with senators escorted back by armed officers with them trying to get the Arizona objections to be the last objection so events in the electoral count certification can move forward discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live phone discussion held with Senator Bernie Sanders about what happened at the Capitol. [SANDERS - offers views on the surreal situation.] [At 7:07, Vice President Mike PENCE - says violence never wins in the people's house so we will reconvene: we reassemble to support the Constitution.] [Resuming, SANDERS - offers views on this being a sad day for our democracy & we have a president...] [At 7:09, Senator Mitch McCONNELL - says we will not bow to lawlessness & we will count the Electoral College vote via the clockwork of the democracy.] [At 7:13, Senator Chuck SCHUMER - calls January 6, 2021, as a day to live in infamy with a woman shot dead, that these were violence extremists & insurrectionists who should be prosecuted; thanks police & congressional leaders so we can finish the work, on President Trump encouraging violence: the mob was his doing so now we will resume our responsibilities to count the electoral votes.] [At 7:19, Oklahoma Senator James LANKFORD@- says we do not encourage what happened today; thanks the law enforcement groups.] [AT 7:23, Nevada Senator Catherine CORTEZ MASIO- offers views on lowering the temperature of politics & support the Constitution: the people have spoken in the election: there was no voter fraud as affirmed by post-election audits.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Axelrod, Gloria Borger, Van Jones, Rick Santorum about the day's events; inset video from the Senate shown. [AXELROD, BORGER, JONES, SANTORUM - offer views on how the world has seen the Capitol being stormed & will behavior change so this is not a dismal landmark on the road to ruin, on the agreement that this mob was Trump's, on what Pence said & what Trump said in his video, on how some good things are happening with the words of Pence, McConnell & President-elect Joe Biden, on the need to tone down the political rhetoric.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Mattingly, Phil

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