Lawmakers, Reporters and Police Stay Traumatized by Capitol Riots 100 Days Later

The U.S. Capitol Rebellion was 100 days ago, and those who witnessed the attack on democracy are still processing the trauma they experienced.

Lawmakers, staff, police officers, reporters and Capitol staff all remembered the fear and anger they felt when Donald Trump’s supporters forcibly stormed the building to overcome the former president’s loss of the election, and they continue to struggle with the memories from this day.

“They destroyed things here, broke windows, you know, a mess, but I don’t care about things,” said House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi to Frank Thorpe V. of NBC forever living with me and for who I am them will never be forgiven. “

“You failed,” she added. “They failed to stop certification from a President of the United States, and they did so because members had the courage to come back.”

Capitol Police officers lost one of their own that day and two others took their own lives in the days that followed, but they want Americans to remember that they managed to protect lawmakers and democracy.

“We haven’t failed,” said Officer Anthony Booth. “We protected every member of Congress, not one member of Congress was scratched that day. We protected every employee here, everyone was held accountable, no one was injured. The only victims we had were obviously officers, but at the end of the day we did our job. “

Many others remain angry at the attempt to undermine democracy promoted by Trump and some of his allies in the Republican Congress.

It has been 100 days since the January 6th attack on the US Capitol and the judiciary has not been properly served.

We need resignations. We need evictions. We need beliefs.

– Jack Cocchiarella (@JDCocchiarella) April 16, 2021

Little did I know it had been 100 days since January 6th. Thank you @frankthorp for writing such a lovely piece and sharing the stories from that day.

– Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) April 16, 2021

Today it has been 100 days since the attack on our Capitol.

I can’t help but think of the incredible people we spoke to last month and the mental impact the uprising is still having on all of us.

(w / @haleytalbotnbc)

– Julie Tsirkin (@JulieNBCNews) April 16, 2021

Sunrise today at the Lincoln Memorial – 100 days since the attack on the US Capitol. We must never forget the duty we all have, beyond partiality, to defend the Constitution and the freedoms that so many have fought and died to secure.

– Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) April 16, 2021

100 days after the siege. I will never be able to forget.

Our country must not forget.

Can we live up to the values ​​our country stands for?

We must.

NBC News’ Kasie Hunt: 100 days later, the Siege of the Capitol is still haunting me

– Kasie Hunt (@kasie) April 16, 2021

It’s been 100 days. Some days it feels like it was 100 years ago and just yesterday at the same time.

– Kristin Wilson (@kristin__wilson) April 16, 2021

Friday, April 16, marks 100 days since the January 6 events and the Capitol Uprising. Republicans want you to forget what happened that day. We cannot look away from this moment. #TheBigLie # Jan6NeverAgain

– The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) April 16, 2021

Capitol Hill reporter @GarrettHaake reflected on the Capitol uprising 100 days later: “We all have a new feeling where we get up and go to work every day that I don’t think it will ever be the same.” Https: // t .co / p93lgy16tM

– MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 16, 2021

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