Rioters Storm the U.S. Capitol

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The United States Capitol is seen from behind a police barricade on October 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)

Violent extremists loyal to President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in an attempt to prevent Congress from confirming electoral votes for president-elect Joe Biden. The mob smashed windows, clashed with police and four people are dead.  In response, Trump called on the rioters to go home but at the same time reiterated false claims that the election was stolen.  Many across the country are reeling in the aftermath of a stunning attack on this country's democratic process.  We get the latest on the riots.


Masha Gessen, staff writer, The New Yorker, author, "Surviving Autocracy"

Anita Kumar, White House correspondent, associate editor, Politico

David Graham, staff writer, The Atlantic

Ro Khanna, Congressman (D-17)