Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands), a House impeachment manager, unveiled police audio and Capitol security footage from the Jan. 6 riot that had not yet been revealed to the public during former President Donald Trump’s Senate impeach trial Wednesday.
In one clip, a Capitol Police dispatcher tells officers “Be advised, the speech has ended,” presumably referring to Trump’s address at a rally that preceded the riot, while an officer can be heard calling for backup as the mob pushed forward. The security footage, meanwhile, shows rioters breaking through glass windows to enter the building, and a lone officer responds before he’s quickly overwhelmed by the crowd.
The House impeachment managers reveal harrowing audio from Capitol Police calling for help as the insurrectionists mob them. pic.twitter.com/AFuZsYmwbu
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) February 10, 2021
WATCH: House impeachment managers present a video exhibit during the second Senate impeachment trial of former Pres. Trump that includes footage from Capitol security cameras that has never been seen publicly. pic.twitter.com/LH2vVTrQmD
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) February 10, 2021
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) also showed previously unreleased audio and video, including footage of officers blocking a hallway to prevent the rioters from potentially reaching senators and their staff, and a clip of an officer repeatedly declaring “we’ve lost the line.” Watch the clips below.
We’ve been flanked and we’ve lost the line. pic.twitter.com/d2kDSxQN2b
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) February 10, 2021
here’s previously unreleased footage of US senators being evacuated just around a corner from where rioters pic.twitter.com/kn62iSEw08
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 10, 2021