Latest 2021 United States Capitol riot News

‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

Bowing to Trump? GOP brings leaders, donors to his backyard

Apr. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There will be no reckoning at the Republican National Committee. Three months after former President Donald Trump helped incite a violent attack against Congress, the GOP is bringing hundreds of donors and several future presidential prospects to...

Rochester woman charged in Capitol insurrection released

Apr. 09, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Rochester woman charged in the U.S. Capitol insurrection last January has been released from custody. FBI agents arrested 39-year-old Victoria White Thursday and she later appeared before a federal magistrate. Judge Becky Thorson ordered White's...

Janesville man charged in U.S. Capitol breach

Apr. 09, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a Janesville man charged in the U.S. Capitol breach to stay away from the nation's capital unless he has business in court. Michael Fitzgerald, 42, is charged in the District of Columbia with illegally entering the...

Hagerty talks elections with Trump after affirming Biden win

Apr. 08, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In his first week, Tennessee's freshman U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty watched in horror as the Capitol riots unfolded around him and decided to back down from his plans to oppose the electoral college results that affirmed President Joe Biden's win despite then-President...

Farmington man faces charges in Capitol riot

Apr. 08, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A Farmington man has been arrested for what authorities said was his acknowledged presence inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. Authorities say Shawn Bradley Witzemann acknowledged during an FBI interview that he was inside the Capitol and...

Rochester woman charged in attack on U.S. Capitol

Apr. 08, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — FBI agents arrested a Rochester woman Thursday on charges connected to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Victoria White is expected to make her first appearance in federal court later Thursday. The details of the charges against the 39-year-old...

Third man from Utah charged in US Capitol breach

Apr. 07, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A third man from Utah was charged Wednesday in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January. Brady Knowlton, of St. George, was identified by a tipster through photos and video taken on Jan. 6, when supporters of then-President...

2 Montana brothers released pending trial in Capitol breach

Apr. 07, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two Montana brothers who prosecutors say were among the first people to break into the U.S. Capitol in January while the Electoral College vote was being certified were ordered released from custody Wednesday pending trial. U.S. District Judge...

New Jersey man charged with assaulting cops at Jan. 6 riot

Apr. 07, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday and charged with assaulting police officers during the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. A criminal affidavit prepared by the FBI in support of the charges alleged that video and still photos showed...