On Wednesday, February 10 the House's impeachment managers revealed previously unseen security footage of the January 6 insurrection.
One particularly shocking clip played for the Senate showed House staffers rushing into a side chamber and barricading the door just minutes before insurrectionists arrived and attempted to break through the entranceway.
NEWS: The *new* evidence being shown by Democratic House Impeachment Managers today is previously unseen security c… https://t.co/8IJhLxEMMp— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1612968453.0
Security footage that shows just how close insurrectionists came to finding staff https://t.co/ENTs5CphtI— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1612993868.0
The footage, which shows just how close the rioters came to finding House staffers, demonstrated the very real danger the Capitol's workers were in.
@Acyn I can’t believe this happened here. I just can’t.— Mama_C2 🇺🇸 (@Mama_C2 🇺🇸)1612994487.0
@Acyn Watching this is heartbreaking, but EVERYONE should see this.— It's Me, Devon (@It's Me, Devon)1612993995.0
@Acyn Can’t wait to hear today’s defense— George St. Geegland, CFA (@George St. Geegland, CFA)1612993915.0
Many people online denounced the Republicans who helped incite this violence and are now preparing to vote for President Trump's acquittal.
@Acyn How can so many Republicans watch this and not think Trump caused this...— Roberta 🌴🏄🏽♀️ (@Roberta 🌴🏄🏽♀️)1612994249.0
@Acyn @RyanDonohue23 Why is this what confronted BLM yet when the trumpers came they were ALLOWED nay TOUR GUIDED t… https://t.co/e8GAQ6MAKP— David Warschauer (@David Warschauer)1612994405.0
This is the trial and the evidence the Republicans truly feared.— Dan Rather (@Dan Rather)1612996255.0
The video showed one Trump supporter bashing through the staffer's barricaded door and only turning away once he realized there was a second door beyond it.
@Acyn If that’s not terrorism, I don’t know what is.— Elizabeth Kim (Liz, Lizzy or 김혜성) 💫 (@Elizabeth Kim (Liz, Lizzy or 김혜성) 💫)1612993923.0
@nytimes So much additional information was brought to light by the House Managers, today. It was shocking to watch… https://t.co/9qN3xDpj7S— nonniehugs (@nonniehugs)1613013184.0
@nytimes They’ve already kissed trumps ring. They will never get 17 Republicans to vote to convict. We will not forget your names.— little by little (@little by little)1613014420.0
Many observing the impeachment proceedings have reported Republican Senators like Josh Hawley have made no attempt to pay full attention to the evidence being presented.
@nytimes They were shown, but many didn't watch.— c king (@c king)1613015490.0
@nytimes Many Republicans wouldn't even look at it. Cruz, Rubio and Hawley want to do it again.— Asimpleislandman (@Asimpleislandman)1613016152.0
No matter your political preferences, this footage should come as a shock.
@nytimes how can you support Trump supporters after that?— Open Word (@Open Word)1613013139.0
@nytimes Unreal. Any person from any party anywhere should recognize the video evidence here as disturbing and damning— Celeste Peterson (@Celeste Peterson)1613014664.0
Former President Trump's impeachment trial will continue in the Senate, with many expecting the President to be acquitted by Congress's Republican members despite the evidence presented against him.