“They were business owners, CEOs, state legislators, police officers, active and retired service members, real-estate brokers, stay-at-home dads, and, I assume, some Proud Boys. The mob that breached the Capitol last week at President Donald Trump’s exhortation, hoping to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, was full of what you might call “respectable people.” They left dozens of Capitol Police officers injured, screamed “Hang Mike Pence!,” threatened to murder House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and set up a gallows outside the building. Some were extremists using the crowd as cover, but as federal authorities issue indictments, a striking number of those they name appear to be regular Americans.” Adam Serwer in The Atlantic: The Capitol Rioters Weren’t ‘Low Class.’

+ The entire national mall will be closed during the inauguration and Biden is forgoing his planned Amtrak trip to Washington over security fears. (I don’t think the average American has fully absorbed how sick and sad this all is…)

+ “After the attack on the Capitol, the two police officers posted pictures of themselves inside the building on social media — and sent copies to their colleagues in the police department.”

+ The guy who brought the stars and bars into the Capitol has been left with only bars. He’s been arrested. Here’s the latest from CNN.

+ The FBI is looking for others who incited insurrection. So the Daily Show made them a video.

+ Capitol Police Officers Said They Wouldn’t Be Surprised If Members Of Congress Helped Plan The Attack.