Pro-Trump extremists attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief apologized to Congress Tuesday for the department's failure to secure the building.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves the Senate chamber on Tuesday. In remarks, he publicly denounced President Trump for instigating the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol.
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., yells at journalists after setting off the metal detector outside the doors to the House of Representatives Chamber on Jan. 12. Twitter suspended the newly elected lawmaker's account temporarily on Sunday.
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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has come under heavy criticism for objecting to Electoral College results during Congress' certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win.
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The federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., is pictured in August 2020. All federal prisons in the United States have been placed on lockdown. Law enforcement agencies are taking measures in the aftermath of Jan. 6 insurrection and over concerns of more violence.
A temporary 6-foot-high chain-link fence now surrounds California's state Capitol. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday, "Let me be clear: There will be no tolerance for violence."
A member of the Virginia National Guard stands outside the razor wire fencing surrounding the U.S. Capitol on Friday. Up to 25,000 troops are expected by Inauguration Day.
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