The Jan. 6 riots at the Capitol where Donald Trump supporters breached the building and caused a lockdown in an attempt to prevent the Senate and the House from certifying the Electoral College ballots and officially declaring Joe Biden the next President of the United States may have also had another purpose—taking revenge on political figures who were deemed as traitors to the President.
Photos have since surfaced of the attacks which showed some of those who were a part of the insurrection carrying zip ties, which indicated that if they found any representatives, they had intended to restrain them. A noose was also seen erected on the west side of the complex during the riots, and now, according to reports, there was an intention by at least some of the people present to potentially target the Vice President, Mike Pence, who was present for the certification and had previously stated that he did not have the power to overturn the election results.
Many have since taken to Twitter to discuss the revelation, expressing shock over what the attempt was, and also fury over protestors for Black Lives Matter in 2020 being decried as the more violent ones.
Others expressed shock that Pence has not since immediately tried to Invoke the 25th Amendment—a move sources from inside his office told Fox News he is not considering—despite growing calls to do so.
With the 25th Amendment likely not being invoked, Democratic lawmakers are set to bring forth their Articles of Impeachment against the President in the hope of making him the only President in history to be impeached twice. However, if they succeed current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already warned that the Senate won’t consider the prospect before Trump’s term comes to an end on Jan. 20.
Capitol Riot Mob May Have Been Targeting Mike Pence, Chanted To ‘Hang’ Vice President The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ International Business Times.