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Leaked Video Changes Narrative On Capitol Hill Riots

By Emma Colton January 21th, 2021 | Image Source: Washington Examiner

A Trump supporter was recording begging law enforcement officers to call for backup when the Capitol was stormed on Jan. 6.

“Why are you letting this happen? Why haven’t you called for backup?” the unidentified man wearing a Make America Great Again hat said to officers in the video. “Where is your backup?”

“This is our damn Capitol building! And y’all are letting it get destroyed on your watch!”

“F— all of y’all!” he continued in the video that was first posted on TikTok. “Call for backup! Get some help down here!”

“And if they don’t want to get you f—ing backup, they obviously don’t give a s— about you.”

Supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building earlier this month following a rally where Trump spoke.

“All of us here today do not want to see our election victory stolen by emboldened radical Left Democrats, which is what they’re doing, and stolen by the fake news media. That’s what they’ve done and what they’re doing. We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn’t happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved,” Trump said at the rally.

The siege led to the deaths of five people, including a woman shot by a law enforcement and a U.S. Capitol Police officer.

The House voted to impeach Trump for a second time following the incident for “incitement of insurrection.”

The fallout over the handling of the violence on Jan. 6 resulted in three top security officials resigning: Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, House sergeant at arms Paul D. Irving, and Senate sergeant at arms Michael C. Stenger.

Author: Emma Colton

Source: Washington Examiner: Video shows Trump supporter begging law enforcement to call for backup during Capitol siege

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