The events that took place at the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021, will go down as one of the wildest days in US history. A massive group of Trump supporters broke through barricades, climbed walls, and continued to break a number of federal laws when they violently clashed with law enforcement as they stormed in the government building and forced many into lockdown as they terrorized the building and the nation that watched in horror.
“‘Trial by combat. Take back our country. You have to show strength. Stand up and fight.’ Those are the words the terrorist mob heard from President Trump and his allies before they followed the President’s instruction.”— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 7, 2021
– @jaketapper reacts to the riots on Capitol Hill pic.twitter.com/Ozu4Euddtn
The victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the next President and Vice President of the United States caused an uproar as Trump and his supporters felt as the election was stolen. On Dec. 30, he tweeted, “JANUARY SIXTH, SEE YOU IN DC!” which brought tens of thousands of his supporters to the nation’s Capital to protest. “We will not let them silence your voices,” he told the crowd.
JANUARY SIXTH, SEE YOU IN DC!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2020
The turmoil caused the President-elect to address the nation, commanding those performing the acts of domestic terror to cease and desist. ‘I call on this mob to pull back and allow the work of democracy to move forward,” he said while calling on Trump to go on national television to publicly fulfill his oath.
Many celebrities watched along in horror along with the general public to voice their disdain for the events happening. “As a United States Citizen, and the daughter of two veterans, and the sister of another, I am ashamed of what is happening in Washington,” tweeted Pink. “Hypocrisy, shame, Embarrassment. Unpatriotic hypocritical sheep drinking poison Kool aid. This a sad day for America.”
As a United States Citizen, and the daughter of two veterans, and the sister of another, I am ashamed of what is happening in Washington. Hypocrisy, shame,— P!nk (@Pink) January 6, 2021
Embarrassment. Unpatriotic hypocritical sheep drinking poison Kool aid. This a sad day for America.
Legend Bette Midler addressed Trump in her tweet saying, “YOU CALLED FOR THIS INSURRECTION. YOU ARE 100% RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. DON’T TRY TO HIDE BEHIND FAKE RHETORIC AND SUDDENLY PRETEND YOU DIDN’T! WE HEARD YOU, AND YOU ARE A TRAITOR!”
Cardi B, ever vocal on her disdain and hatred for Trump, had much to say on the situation as she was disgusted at the comparison between the treatment of these protestors versus those protesting on injustices and for BLM. “Where the National guards?” Cardi tweeted, adding, “The irony is pretty funny………weren’t people just wild animals in the summer for demanding justice and now?……Let me just watch.”
Where the National guards ?— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 6, 2021
The irony is pretty funny………weren’t people just wild animals in the summer for demanding justice and now?🤔🤔🤔🤔……Let me just watch.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 6, 2021
She also tweeted, “And y’all better NOT BE OUTSIDE!! These are wild thugs out here! Stay home. This ain’t our business. Stay at home safe but dangerous!” It was another tweet that she sent out where she states that she does not want to see the President impeached, rather, she wants to see another option take place for Trump instead.
“I don’t wanna hear this ‘we impeaching trump’ s**t . He only got a few days left at the office anyways,” the superstar rapper continued. “By the time he gets impeached he’ll be at his penthouse in NY already. How bout y’all put him in JAIL !!!!!!”
I don’t wanna hear this “ we impeaching trump” shit .He only got a few days left at the office https://t.co/LSwEFkPj7p the time he gets impeached he’ll be at his penthouse in NY https://t.co/BFmZhxEFiP bout y’all put him in JAIL !!!!!!— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 7, 2021
While she may have been speaking emotionally, some of her supporters took the time out to help educate her on why impeachment still would be necessary. “Impeachment means that he won’t be able to run ever again come like 2025 or above IF! he was to run, sweetheart..which there is NO way of this mass that blew up yesterday, before that & before that..sedition is in effect,” tweeted a fan. Another wrote, “we want jail of course but if he gets impeached and removed from office, he can’t run for any federal office EVER AGAIN.”