(Washington D.C.) - Hundreds of President Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol today, and many got inside, some by breaking out windows. Reports indicate a woman inside was shot.
This all happened as Congress was about to certify President-elect Joe Biden's election day victory. All of the elected officials were forced to evacuate as vastly outnumbered police officers began trying to secure the premises.
Spencer England, who lives in La Porte, was among the thousands of Trump supporters at the “Save America Rally” when things turned violent, and he described the situation as “one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen."
"Some guy just stormed the capitol, and everyone else just followed,” he said. According to England, none of the demonstrators were leaving despite the danger of remaining on the premises. Protestors claimed that the Capitol Building is the "people's property," which gave them the right to be present.
Before the chaos, President Donald Trump continued his claims of a faulty election process and vowed never to concede and told his supporters to surround the Capitol Building. “All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened Radical Left Democrats, which is what they’re doing,” Trump said.
La Porte County Democrat Party Chairwoman Carol McDaniel defended the election's integrity and blamed the election fraud allegations on Trump, wanting only to draw attention to himself.