The New Yorker has published harrowing footage of the Capitol insurrection showing how a violent mob broke through police lines, pounded on locked doors, shouting “Treason!” and breached the Senate chambers, looking for lawmakers to confront.
Insurrectionist 1: “Knock, knock. We’re here.”
Insurrectionist 2: “Is this the Senate? Where the [bleep] are they?”
The video, shot by veteran war correspondent Luke Mogelson, shows a ragtag group of white men rifling through Senate papers. They praise President Trump and efforts by Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz to overturn the Electoral College vote; pose for selfies; and stand on the Senate Dais for a prayer led by QAnon conspiracy theorist Jacob Chansley. Chansley is seen in the video leaving a threatening note for Vice President Mike Pence.
Insurrectionist: “We love you guys. We love the cops.”
Jacob Chansley: “It’s only a matter of time. Justice is coming.”