The mob can be seen hurling a trash can at one officer while MAGA supporters use a flag that reads “Trump Train” - a slogan used by former President Donald Trump’s followers - to keep the entry door of the complex open for others to enter.
It’s a horrifying video that shows the mob of people recording while trying to enter the Capitol by any means necessary, regardless of who or what gets in their way.
While around six cops are seen at the start of the clip frantically fending off the mob and kicking the chairs placed to hold the door up, many in the replies to the tweet questioned why they didn’t do more to protect themselves, and in turn, the Capitol.
“I’ll never get a good explanation for why capital police didn’t pull out their fire arms. Why? Where in America do rioters breaking into police area not get met with guns?,” read one comment.
@MacFarlaneNews I’ll never get a good explanation for why capital police didn’t pull out their fire arms. Why?… https://t.co/1lz1aQ27Qi
Back in July, many Capitol officers provided detailed accounts of being knocked unconscious, beaten, and shared they were in fear of their lives as the mob that outnumbered them proceeded with their attacks.
This new evidence comes hot on the heels of the recent arrest of Trump’s longtime ally, Steve Bannon. A District of Columbia grand jury indicted Bannon on two counts of criminal contempt of congress after he refused a subpoena commanding him to turn over vital evidence on the January 6 attack before the investigative House of Representatives select committee.