Now Playing: AP congressional reporter Mary Clare Jalonick was in the House Chamber Wednesday when a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol Wednesday, forcing lawmakers into hiding. She recounts the moments she calls “total chaos.” (Jan. 6) Video: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — I still can’t stop watching the videos. There are so many of them, each with new clues about what happened a week ago today in familiar corners of the sprawling U.S. Capitol complex. Thousands of insurrectionists outside calling for a revolution. Images of broken windows and defaced relics. My own raw footage of the chaos in the House chamber. And of course the heroic Capitol Police officer who appeared to lead a mob away from the Senate doors by himself as they advanced up a staircase I have climbed so many times. In the last week, I have pored over the images again and again, muting videos if my children are nearby, pausing and rewinding. Finding new details. I still can’t believe it happened. But it did, and the videos are the terrifying proof. I want to piece it all together, to better understand my own experience that day as hundreds of… Read full this story
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