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Pro-Trump rioters said they wanted to hang Mike Pence at the Capitol

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    1. A Reuters photographer said Friday that he overheard at least three pro-Trump insurrectionists at the US Capitol this week say they wanted to find Vice President Mike Pence and hang him.

    “I heard at least 3 different rioters at the Capitol say that they hoped to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree as a traitor,” the photographer, Jim Bourg, tweeted. “It was a common line being repeated. Many more were just talking about how the VP should be executed.”

    The riot erupted Wednesday as Congress was counting electoral votes and debating Republican challenges to some battleground states’ votes for Joe Biden. The pro-Trump mob breached barriers at the Capitol, broke into the building, and ransacked lawmakers’ offices as police officers frantically evacuated Pence and senior lawmakers...

    Trump vented on Twitter, saying the vice president lacked the “courage” to do what was necessary. The insurrectionists who later laid siege to the Capitol could be heard shouting “where’s Mike Pence,” a source close to the vice president told CNN on Thursday.

    The source added that the president didn’t bother checking on Pence’s or his family’s safety after unleashing the mob on the Capitol.

    Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma told the Tulsa World that Pence was furious with Trump in the wake of the riot....

    Source: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/...pro-trump-rioters-wanted-to-hang-pence-2021-1

    2. TRUMP supporters erected gallows outside the US Capitol yesterday as MAGA fans stormed the building to protest and stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

    The wooden structure with an orange rope meant to hang someone stood outside the government building, with supporters of President Donald Trump gathered around it....

    Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13673056/dc-riot-maga-gallows-capitol-building-overrun/

    3. Fortunately, all the lawmakers included Vice President Mike Pence were evacuated to safety, otherwise the consequences would be unimaginable.

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    Gallows were erected near the Capitol building on Wednesday Credit: AFP or licensors
     
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