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Capitol Hill turned into a military zone to consider removing Trump from office

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Capitol Hill turned into a military zone to consider removing Trump from office

Hundreds of National Guard troops and police were stationed throughout Capitol Hill.

A group of National Guard soldiers gathered outside the congressional building in Washington DC, USA, before the House of Representatives met to vote to consider removing President Donald Trump.

Already with few passersby and no tourists due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Capitol Hill has now been turned into a military zone while many lawmakers and congressional staff are still shocked by today’s incident.

Most of the material damage from the attack has been resolved.

But for lawmakers, they still can’t immediately forget the shock of last week.

`They may want to hunt down Pence and Pelosi for causing the riot, but all of us in this room have faced death,` Maryland Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin said, suggesting

Republican lawmakers who oppose Trump’s impeachment also said they were shaken by the riot.

Capitol Hill turned into a military zone to consider removing Trump from office

Mace said the recall review process happened too quickly for her to support, but she believes President Trump must be held responsible.

Capitol Hill has seen a series of changes since the attack.

Colorado Democratic Rep. Jason Crow, who was trapped in the House during the riot, said after the incident, he walked around the Capitol building, met police officers and thanked them for their courage.

The National Guard patrols inside the US Capitol.

`One person rushed at me and said he tried to hold back the crowd but was eventually overwhelmed by them. They trampled and even beat him,` Crow said.

When Florida Republican Congressman Brian Mast met National Guard troops on January 13, he chatted with them before taking them on a tour of the Capitol building.

Some other lawmakers bought the soldiers pizza.

`Seeing our democracy under attack… ‘sad’ is no longer the right word, it goes beyond that. Sadness combined with horror and contempt. It’s unpatriotic,`

Vu Hoang (According to WSJ)

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