“‘After this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you,’ Trump told the crowd. The people around me exchanged looks of astonishment and delight. ‘We’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women. We’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them—because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength.’ Before Trump had even finished his speech, approximately eight thousand people started moving up the Mall. ‘We’re storming the Capitol!’ some yelled … The past nine weeks had been steadily building toward this moment. On November 7th, mere hours after Biden’s win was projected, I attended a protest at the Pennsylvania state capitol, in Harrisburg. Hundreds of Trump supporters, including heavily armed militia members, vowed to revolt. When I asked a man with an assault rifle—a ‘combat-skills instructor’ for a militia called the Pennsylvania Three Percent—how likely he considered the prospect of civil conflict, he told me, ‘It’s coming.’ Since then, Trump and his allies had done everything they could to spread and intensify this bitter aggrievement.'” A must-read look at what took place on Jan 6, and the things that took place during the lead up. Luke Mogelson in The New Yorker: Among the Insurrectionists. “There was an unmistakable subtext as the mob, almost entirely white, shouted, ‘Whose house? Our house!’ One man carried a Confederate flag through the building. A Black member of the Capitol Police later told BuzzFeed News that, during the assault, he was called a racial slur fifteen times.”

+ NPR: “Members of the pro-Trump mob that staged an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week intended ‘to capture and assassinate elected officials,’ federal prosecutors say in a new court filing against Jacob Chansley.”

+ AP: Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops.

+ WaPo: How the rioters who stormed the Capitol came dangerously close to Pence.

+ “If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices to this insurrection, if they aided and abetted the crime, there may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that.” Pelosi says lawmakers may be prosecuted. Here’s the latest from The Guardian.

+ Meanwhile, the Bigly Lie continues: Peter Navarro: Democrats ‘Did Violence to This Country by Attacking a President Who I Believe Was Legally Elected on November 3rd.’ (This is a week after the mob was incited. The FBI should be knocking on Navarro’s door right now.)