Smoke grenades are being deployed on the Senate side of the US Capitol, as Capitol police work to clear the building of rioters. Windows on the west side of the Senate have been broken. Hundreds of officers are amassing on the first floor of the building.
Pro-Trump rioters have stormed the US Capitol, where members of Congress were meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win. Follow here for the latest.
From CNN's Jim AcostaWin McNamee/Getty ImagesA source close to the White House who is in touch with some of the rioters at the Capitol said it's the goal of those involved to stay inside the Capitol through the night. It's a potential disruption that would further delay the constitutional process that was interrupted by the violence on the Hill.
"Their goal is to occupy the Capitol through the night," the source said of some of the rioters.As reported earlier, a White House adviser said some aides around President Trump are becoming furious that the President won't do more to stop the insurrection at the Capitol. The adviser said aides have been all but begging Trump to come out and make a statement to begin to calm the situation.
"He doesn't want to," to do more than what he is doing right now, the adviser said."If we could throw him to the angry mob, we'd throw him to the angry mob now," the adviser said. Read more: CNN »
Congress affirms Biden's Electoral College victory
Congress affirmed President-elect Joe Biden's victory after Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol and delayed proceedings. Follow here for the latest.
time2resign realDonaldTrump chuckschumer if TedCruz tedcruz even *looks* like he might say “I told you so” when the debates resume, you have all of America’s permission to punch him right in the face! democracy Smoke grenades. Might as well throw water balloons. Wtaf? Trump needs to step down Congratulations to the USA you have officially become a third world country..