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Six Other Times People Broke into the Capitol

Pro-Trump protesters on Wednesday broke through Capitol Police and entered the U.S. Capitol Building. Some even made it as far as the Capitol Rotunda and the Senate Floor. Believe it or not, this is not the first time the Capitol Building has been breached. Or the second. Or the third… Here are 6 other times the United States Capitol Building was broken into.

1. The War of 1812

Shortly after construction on the U.S. Capitol’s two wings ended in 1811, the British Army invaded Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812. British troops burned part of the Capitol on August 24, 1814. It took about 4 years to reconstruct it.

2. A bomb in the Senate

On July 2, 1915, before the U.S. entered World War I, German professor Eric Muenter set off a bomb in the reception room of the U.S. Senate in an attempt to stop American support of the Allies.

3. Puerto Rican nationalists

On March 1, 1954, four Puerto Rican nationalists shot 30 rounds from semi-automatic pistols from the Ladies’ Gallery, a balcony for visitors, into the House of Representatives chamber in the Capitol. The shooters were trying to advocate for Puerto Rican independence from the United States.

Fortunately, no one was killed, but 5 representatives were wounded. The shooters were convicted in federal court and received very long sentences. In 1978 and 1979, President Jimmy Carter pardoned them, and they returned to Puerto Rico. Some claimed that he pardoned them in exchange for Fidel Castro’s release of several American CIA agents that were being held in Cuba, but the federal government has denied this.

4. A leftist bombing

On March 1, 1971, the radical left domestic terror group, The Weather Underground, bombed the ground floor of the U.S. Capitol. They set off the bomb as a protest against U.S. involvement in Laos. President Richard Nixon said the bombing was a “shocking act of violence that will outrage all Americans.”

5. Another leftist bombing

On November 7, 1983, the leftist terrorist group Armed Resistance Unit set off a bomb outside the office of Senate Minority Leader Robert Byrd. The terrorists claimed they were protesting the invasion of Grenada.

6. The murder of two police officers

On July 24, 1998, Russell Eugene Weston, Jr. broke into the Capitol and opened fire. He killed two Capitol Police officers, Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson. Weston’s motives remain unknown, but he was admitted into a mental institution for paranoid schizophrenia.

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  • There are now many video tapings of what really happened at the Capitol on Wednesday and media deliberately got it wrong. It is now PROVEN that Antifa did the damage and the police were paid off and threatened to help them. Trump supporters did NOT do anything wrong and even this article above is deliberately repoting wrong and ust be communist Democrats instead of Conservative.

    • That’s not surprising! Patriots are at the ready. Hopefully Trump will use the military b4 Pelosi tries her elephant poop! That old rag hag needs put out to pasture!

  • I remember the Leftist Teachers Unions occupying the Wisconsin State Capitol and destroying everything in sight. That was called a protest and no one was shot or charged for anything..Most Democrats supported their action.

  • I was there. They shot tear gas into a peaceful group on the Pennsylvania ave side of capital. Antifa put in gas masks. The police at barricade ,10 minutes after tear gas, walked away and let people in. There are plenty of videos from different parts of capital showing same.

  • Rep. Miller of the 15th District is being crucified for speaking the truth about controlling the youth and you control the future. If someone thinks that is wrong? They need a history lesson as to what Hitler did with the youth in Germany. “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree”

  • I believe in God. He took care of those who worshiped the PAGAN GOD with the 10 commandments. We in America have on our Buildings, Money and Monuments “IN GOD WE TRUST” This next Administration seeks to destroy God in America and America. I hope all that voted for Biden and Ho Ho get their judgement day. And that goes for our mighty Supreme Court too!

  • AND NOW WE HAVE AN ORCHESTRATED SITUATION BY THE CAPITOL POLICE WHO ALLOWED THE PROTESTOR’S ACCESS TO THE CAPITOL BUILDING BY TAKING BARRIER’S DOWN, ENCOURAGING PROTESTOR’S INTO THE BUILDING, EVEN HOLDING THE DOORS OPEN TO LET THEM IN. THERE ARE NUMEROUS VIDEO’S OF THIS. THERE IS ALSO VIDEO EVIDENCE OF PROTESTOR’S STOPPING OTHER PROTESTOR’S WHO WERE TRYING TO BREAK WINDOWS TO GAIN ENTRY. NO DOUBT ANTIFA ELEMENTS DRESSED AS TRUMP SUPPORTER’S TRYNG TO GAIN ENTRY. THIS WHOLE ORCHESTRATED SCENARIO NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED. IT REEKS AS A SET-UP TO DISCREDIT TRUMP AND HIS SUPPORTERS.

  • While there were some Trump supporters that entered the Capitol they are not the ones who executed the violence that took place! That was all ANTIFA, and they were escorted in by Capitol Police! Proof is in the videos.

  • President Trump was not to blame for the rioting. The Capitol Police were offered assistance by the National Guard and other police groups before the rioting started. They refused help. I believe that communications took place previous to the date of the March. There was no pre-planning for such the enormous number of people expected.
    But –as we all know – Trump is at fault. An investigation by a certified non-partisan investigative group is needed as soon as possible.
    This is a total disgrace!

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