One year since the US Capitol Building Attack


US Capitol Photo

It was one year ago today that pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol Building.


Five people died in the attacks.


Rioters sought to overturn the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress assembled to count electoral votes that would formalize then-President-elect Joe Biden's victory.


The Capitol Complex was locked down and lawmakers including then-Vice President Mike Pence and staff were evacuated.


Last years story: Pro-Trump Protesters Storm the US Capitol Building


In the weeks and months since the FBI has sought to identify and charge several rioters. Some have already been sentenced to prison. Members of anti-government groups, including the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and Three Percenters, were charged.


The riot set off a series of events that saw Trump banned from social media. Joe Biden was sworn in on January 20 bringing an end to one of the most tumultuous chapters in American history.