An Air Force veteran named Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot while storming the US Capitol alongside a violent pro-Trump mob. Police found two pipe bombs near the headquarters of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee. They also discovered a truck full of weapons and ammunition. Mobs gathered at statehouses across the country, including in Kansas, Ohio, Minnesota, California, and Georgia.

Trump told the protesters at a rally that his political opponents are “bad people” and “the enemy of the people.” He encouraged them to stop “fighting like a boxer with his hands tied behind his back.” He added, “We’re going to have to fight much harder.”

Rudy Giuliani said that Trump’s opponents should go to jail. Finally, Donald Trump Jr. said: “We’re coming for you, and we’re going to have a good time doing it.”

The Kansas City Star wrote:

‘”Senator Josh Hawley has blood on his hands in Capitol coup attempt.”

E&E News, an outlet that covers energy and environmental legislation, snapped a photo of Hawley raising his fist to the crowd of Trump supporters outside the Capitol before the riot took place.

Sen. Josh Hawley has been branded a traitor for his clinched-fist salute to President Donald Trump's supporters before they clashed with police and stormed the U.S. Capitol