1:11pm President Trump completed his speech at the Ellipse. Music continues to play. The rally attendees listening until the end of the Trump speech (as one would expect from the most hard-core Trump supporters) would start arriving to the Capitol building at 1:50pm.

The timing on the tweets is likely rendered according to your time zone.

In reference to the tweets from the Dem Congresspersons, bear in mind that they have been receiving information from the media, not only reporting what they witnessed or expected to happen.

Selected Tweets arranged by Time

Today Congress will smother the last gasps of Trumpism by voting down the coup attempt by @realDonaldTrump. America will NEVER be like the 1950s.

-Our Vice President elect is Black, Asian & female
-We watch reruns of Modern Family, not Leave it to Beaver
-Hugo Chavez is dead https://t.co/iuTezZfcpZ

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 6, 2021

The time of the above tweet from Ted Lieu is 12:51 pm, Jan 6, 2021 (for the reference)

Stop the coup! The US Congress, under the Constitution, has one responsibility with the Electoral College: “To open all the certificates and the votes shall be counted.” To throw out votes because you don’t like the outcome is an insurrection.

— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) January 6, 2021


— Sarah Ferris (@sarahnferris) January 6, 2021

GOP Senators just officially objected to counting the votes in a state Trump lost with one goal: keeping Trump in power despite his election loss. This is a direct assault on our We the People Constitution.

— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) January 6, 2021

Cannon House office building — which is massive — is also being evacuated, per multiple sources.

Capitol police just went door by door, running down hallways.

— Sarah Ferris (@sarahnferris) January 6, 2021

This is what you have done Trump. And @HawleyMO and @SenTedCruz You should be ashamed. https://t.co/WhoTkELUJf

— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) January 6, 2021

Remember this the next time Republicans tell you they are the ones defending the police. God Bless the officers holding the line for democracy. As we say in our police family, #BeSafehttps://t.co/yw0sHmypzM

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 6, 2021

I’m in Cannon and have been evacuated. But it doesn’t matter. In less than two hours I will cast my vote rejecting the coup attempt by @realDonaldTrump enablers and accepting the Electoral College votes of Arizona. And there is nothing @POTUS or @GOP traitors can do about it. https://t.co/zfQemZwm9q

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 6, 2021

Watching the protests outside the Capitol, I’m reminded of the oath I swore to support and defend the Constitution.
Today I will continue to uphold that oath. pic.twitter.com/FpnERBBmvs

— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) January 6, 2021

This photo and words suggest that he knew the script. There was no real world  danger  or appearance of danger at that time. It seems that Sen. Mark Warner was acting according to a script. He also had a photographer to memorialize this moment.

Quite a split screen: Mitch McConnell … in a remarkable moment of breathtaking historical irony … arguing that for congress to overturn an election would unleash an every four year mad rush for power 👀 … and in the small screen: Trump Freedom Medal langolier Jim Jordan. pic.twitter.com/fqN5rSsQV4

— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@JoyAnnReid) January 6, 2021

Senate is still in session, although some buildings have been evacuated.

Staffers are being evacuated from House office buildings, an angry mob is trying to storm the Capitol, and many @HouseGOP and @SenateGOP members are trying to overthrow our election.@realDonaldTrump wants to set this nation on fire in his final days.

But we WILL NOT back down. https://t.co/o6qunLYJRK

— Rep. Jimmy Gomez (@RepJimmyGomez) January 6, 2021

Nope. You caused this. You break it, you buy it. https://t.co/cZ7RT5TYxE

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 6, 2021

Senate chambers evacuated… pic.twitter.com/VH1Bq4DpN0

— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) January 6, 2021

This assault on our nation’s Capitol is a coup attempt and all those involved should be prosecuted as such.

Also, for those Dems saying we shouldn’t impeach @realDonaldTrump again? You are wrong. https://t.co/N2L3wg4rnP

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 6, 2021

As Representatives, we swear on oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Any elected official who does not denounce this full frontal assault on our democracy is assisting a coup attempt on the Capitol.

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) January 6, 2021

The Capitol is on lockdown. Violent Trump protesters are threatening the People’s House.

My office has been evacuated. Staff are safe. Praying for the safety of the Capitol Police officers who keep us safe.

This is not what our country should look like. We’re so much better.

— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) January 6, 2021

I am horrified that colleagues & staff are on lockdown in House office buildings as I tweet this.

I am equally horrified that Trump & members of the GOP have called for this blatant attempt to disrupt & undermine our democracy.

Please stay safe. This is dangerous.

— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) January 6, 2021

I just talked to CJCS Chairman Mark Milley. National Guard troops have been approved. They are already in coordination with DC law enforcement in order to restore order. Army Secretary McCarthy confirmed the same to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith.

— Rep. Elissa Slotkin (@RepSlotkin) January 6, 2021

.@SenSchumer and I are calling on President Trump to demand that all protestors leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol grounds immediately. pic.twitter.com/z6D8qb6bpe

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 6, 2021

He did that, but the Big Tech deleted that call.

Let me be very clear: the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not represent who we are. What we are seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness. This is not dissent, it’s disorder. It borders on sedition, and it must end. Now.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 6, 2021

Apparently, Joe Biden did not participate in the putsch. He was not allowed because of the mental illness.

From Jan 5, talking about a coup

Tomorrow is an extremely inconvenient time for a failed coup attempt.

— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) January 6, 2021

All eyes on Georgia w/our exciting senate race. Proud of Jon Ossoff & Raphael Warnock. Spoke w/ @maddow & @clairecmc tonight re both Georgia & our growing ranks of “coup fighters” for tomorrow’s votes. We will uphold the state results, the Biden victory & the will of the people. https://t.co/ntw9FOXc1C

— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) January 6, 2021


Rep. Elissa Slotkin is a “Former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, CIA analyst“.

Also, look how the Capitol police walked the Congressional staff on January 6 – with their hands up (per WaPo, Jan 6):

Not a putsch? Not by or with participation of the Capitol police?

Work in progress 

via Science Defies Politics


January 18, 2021 at 01:07PM