If you want to know exactly what the Capitol Police were up against and exactly how outnumbered they were, you should watch this clip from a video uploaded by one of the rioters.
Here is the moment the rioters broke through the thin police line at the front of the Capitol.

"I hope you all fucking die!"

"You better run, cops!"

"You better fucking run!"
This breakthrough happened about 1 minute before one of the rioters threw a fire extinguisher at police officers, hitting one officer without a helmet in the head. Here is a thread that incident:
Here's the full video posted by one of the rioters himself. You should watch the full 23 minutes if you want to know how violent this was.

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12 Jan
Here's the video of one of the suspects CPD just released. You can see the suspect throw a fire extinguisher at a group of police officers. You can see it hit one of the officers who did not have a helmet on in the head. The officer is clearly staggered by the hit. More to come.
The guy who threw the fire extinguisher threw AT LEAST three different projectiles at these police officers. From what I've seen he first shows up at the 17:27 mark of this raw footage posted by one of the rioters:
The video shows the man picking up the fire extinguisher off the ground, finding a better vantage point, and then throwing it at the group of officers. This happened about 1 minute after the rioters broke through a thin line of police. I added a circle around him.
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9 Jan
If you're a gun rights advocate who is pushing loony conspiracy theories about the election, cheering on rioting at the Capitol, or minimizing the murder of a Capitol Police officer; you're doing more damage to the gun rights movement than anyone on the left could ever hope to.
Republicans losing the Georgia run-offs, and therefore the Senate, because people were convinced not to vote by hair-brained election conspiracies means gun control is now more likely.
Using those election conspiracies as inspiration to ransack Congress, plant bombs, murder a cop, and make every elected representative flee the Captiol means gun control is now more likely.
Read 4 tweets
7 Jan
From a senior GOP senate aide: “The next time that Cruz or Hawley play faux tough guys, remember that they were too chickenshit to say that two plus two equals four and someone died because of their cowardice.”
An aide in another GOP office expressed frustration at Hawley and Cruz's "constant willingness to throw their colleagues under the bus, sacrificing the party and conservative principles for their ambition."
So, yea, it appears there are many in the Senate GOP who are very unhappy with Hawley and Cruz after yesterday's riot in the Capitol Building.
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6 Jan
Just got the alert I can volunteer for another mass vaccination event this coming Saturday. I marked myself as available for another 12-hour shift. I hope I get deployed again.
I'm volunteering through my local Medical Reserve Corps. The program is run through HHS and they take both medical and non-medical volunteers (like me). You can find your local MRC here: mrc.hhs.gov/FindMRC
I definitely encourage all of you to volunteer as well. Even if you don't have any medical training (again like me), you can contribute. Anything can help.
Read 14 tweets
5 Jan
NRA in Last-Minute Push to Boost GOP in Georgia

Second Amendment advocates outspend gun-control groups 40 to 1

The NRA is sending out 100,000 texts to motivate gun voters in Georgia today. That's the final part of a $4.5 million effort. In contrast, Bloomberg-backed Everytown has spent just under $3,000. freebeacon.com/2020-election/…
"Georgia is home to a significant number of law-abiding gun owners, and the stakes of this Senate runoff could not be higher—for every Georgian and American," NRA spokeswoman Amy Hunter told me.
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22 Dec 20
NEW: 80 gun companies recently met with Mitch McConnell's office and warned the ATF's latest decision could cost them $2 billion. Industry officials have spoken to top White House staff about it and NRA's LaPierre is supposed to speak directly to Trump. freebeacon.com/2020-election/…
Second Amendment advocates are warning if the ATF's move isn't rescinded, it could depress gun owner turn out in the key Georgia senate runoffs. Not to mention the possible creation of millions of new felons--people unknowingly running afoul of the ATF. freebeacon.com/2020-election/…
The issue stems from ATF's new position that most AR-15s with forearm braces, usually regulated as pistols, are likely short-barrel rifles. That would require the 3-4 million currently-owned to go through the onerous process of registration under the National Firearms Act
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