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Washington, DC / Capitol Hill Riot / Trump, Biden #1278802

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 07, 2021
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) The fallout from yesterday's riot at the Capitol leading to calls for the removal of President Trump for his behavior featured; scenes shown of the unrest outside & inside the Capitol building; details given about the 25th Amendment & possible impeachment, the resignation of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, critical statements from former Attorney General William Barr & former Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis quoted. [TRUMP - tells them to go home.] [Speaker of the House Nancy PELOSI - says Trump must be removed from office.] [Voice of former White House chief of staff Gen. John KELLY - says what happened on Capitol Hill was a result of Trump's lies.] [Last night, Senator Kelly LOEEFLER - defends democracy.] The support for Trump's supporters from Senator Josh Hawley. [Senator Tom COTTON - comments.] The position of Vice President Mike Pence about the violence at the Capitol & his separation now from Trump & the suggestion Trump would like to pardon himself discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The mob rampage inside & outside he Capitol after the president sent them there reviewed; scenes shown of the crowd surge, at the building, smashing, Richard Barnett at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's desk, armed officers with members of Congress with Pence reading the vote totals, the shooting of a woman, Air Force vet Ashlii Babbitt. [CONGRESSMAN - describes what happened.] [TRUMP - says "I will be there with you."] [After 8PM, PENCE - says let's get back to work.] [Senator Mitt ROMNEY - says tell the voters the truth.] [Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says President-elect Joe Biden is lawfully elected.] The ransacked office of the Senate parliamentarian shown & the actions of Representative Raul Ruiz, who is a doctor, discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The questions about security failures featured; scenes shown of the mob inside; details given about threats on social media. [Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert CONTEE@- says the situation was out of control.] A statement from Senator Mitch mcConnell about security failures quoted.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Raddatz, Martha;
Thomas, Pierre

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