The New Yorker’s Luke Mogelson attended the “Save America” rally on Jan. 6 and later followed the mob of Trump supporters to the Capitol.
Mogelson captured video of the insurrection, revealing pro-Trump terrorists rushing through the building hunting for lawmakers and rifling through their belongings in the Senate chamber.
When Luke Mogelson attended President Donald Trump’s speech on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., on January 6th, he was prepared for the possibility that violence might erupt that day.
Mogelson, a veteran war correspondent and a contributing writer at The New Yorker, had spent the previous ten months reporting on the radical fringe of Trump supporters, from anti-lockdown militias to fascist groups such as the Proud Boys.
After Trump’s incendiary speech, Mogelson followed the President’s supporters as they forced their way into the U.S. Capitol, using his phone’s camera as a reporter’s notebook. What follows is a video that includes some of that raw footage.
“Is this the Senate?” one man yells. “Where the fuck are they?”
At another point, a man says, “Hey, let’s take a seat, people. Let’s take a seat. Where’s fucking Nancy Pelosi?”
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