Daily Caller reporters Lisa Bennatan, Vincent Shkreli, Jorge Ventura and Richie McGinniss were on the ground Wednesday and provided a firsthand account of the rioting and civil unrest.
“I got to the Capitol pretty early on after [President Donald Trump’s] speech and watched the crowd really gather pretty quickly around the Capitol building,” Bennatan, a Daily Caller video journalist, said. “Police tried to disperse the crowd with tear gas, flashbangs and pepper spray. Ultimately, [they] were not able to.” (RELATED: Photos: The Political Symbols Of The Capitol Riot)
“It started becoming more hectic,” said Shkreli, also a video journalist for the Caller. “Some of the supporters started smashing the windows and went inside [and] started pulling out furniture.”
McGinniss recounted what he saw inside the Capitol Building.
“I followed a group that went into the Capitol Rotunda,” McGinniss, who entered the building alongside rioters, said. “I followed them all the way to the House doors.” (RELATED: ‘The Single Worst Personal Decision Of My Life’: Man Admits He Was Inside Capitol After Being Confronted By Local News Station)
“They destroyed their camera equipment [and] came after them really aggressively,” Ventura said.
The reporters further discussed what they saw on Jan. 6, what the environment was like and more.
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