Lead Story: Capitol Chaos
The National Guard will stay deployed in Washington DC for the next 30 days to prevent any further shenanigans at the Capitol.
President Trump got his Twitter back and released a video saying that he will have a peaceful transition of power, quelling the talk of the 25th Amendment possibility of removing him from office 2 weeks early.
Congress has released legislation to impeach the President, however. Whether and how fast they could do this is anyone’s guess.
Meanwhile, consequences for this week’s insurrection are still rolling in. White House staff and Cabinet members are resigning. A police officer died from his injuries. The FBI and DC Police both say that their investigations will in fact lead to more arrests and are asking for help identifying perpetrators.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the resignation of the U.S. Capitol chief of police due to what she calls “a failure of leadership at the top.” She got her wish and he did indeed resign.
Recall that this summer, the Capitol was equipped with heavily armed law enforcement that used rubber bullets and tear gas to keep Black Lives Matter protesters away from the Capitol building. That is not what happened on Wednesday and legislators are demanding to know why.
While the President got his Twitter back, he will not get his Facebook back.
Facebook banned him from Facebook and Instagram for the remaining days of his Presidency and possibly for longer. The word Mark Zuckerberg used in his post about it was “indefinitely.”
In an effort to soothe the chaos, Vice President Pence has said that he will attend the Biden inauguration on January 20.