Capitol Assault a More Sinister Attack Than First Appeared
Only days later is the extent of the danger from one of the darkest episodes in American democracy coming into focus.
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump’s name, the Capitol’s attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. They mortally wounded another officer with a blunt weapon and body-slammed a third over a railing into the crowd. “Hang Mike Pence!” the insurrectionists chanted as they pressed inside, beating police with pipes. They demanded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s whereabouts, too. They hunted any and all…