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Video Shows Violence of Mob at January 6 Insurrection as House Boosts Capitol Security Funds

HeadlineMay 21, 2021

The FBI has released more footage of the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol by a violent mob incited by then-President Trump. One video shows a rioter trying to rip off a police officer’s gas mask, then picking up a baton and hitting officers with it. Another video shows a rioter punching officers while wearing gloves with metal knuckles.

In Pennsylvania, federal agents have arrested Pauline Bauer, who, according to an FBI affidavit, broke into the Capitol on January 6 shouting, “Bring Nancy Pelosi out here now. We want to hang that f—ing b—!”

On Thursday, the House narrowly passed an emergency funding bill providing an additional $1.9 billion to fortify security at the Capitol. Republicans were unanimously opposed. Meanwhile, several progressive Democrats refused to support the measure. African American Congressmembers Cori Bush, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley said in a joint statement, “A bill that pours $1.9 billion into increased police surveillance and force without addressing the underlying threats of organized and violent white supremacy, radicalization, and disinformation that led to this attack will not prevent it from happening again.”

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