Congressman accuses US Capitol Police of being ‘complicit’ in rioters entering Capitol Building
“At best they were overwhelmed and did not anticipate. … At worst, they let this protest proceed unlike any other,” Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper said. (WUSA)
“Some people are worried today that some police were complicit with the protesters,” Cooper said. “It’s one thing to be friendly and to de-escalate the violence. But it’s one thing to take selfies with them (rioters) and let them go through the lines.”
Guardian: While images and videos of Capitol police pointing their guns and running around the building were shared, many more images of the Trump-supporting mob successfully overtaking the building, including sitting at the front of the Senate and walking away with a podium, spread on Twitter.