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Far-Right Trump Supporters Violently Storm The US Capitol Forcing Lockdown

The U.S. Capitol is on lockdown after far-right Trump supporters violently stormed the building. Congress was in the process of certifying the election results when the group of rioters bgan to fight federal police forcing their way into the Capitol.

Trump supporters have breached the Capitol in a terrifying scene of political chaos.

Senators and representatives were at the U.S. Capitol building were in the process of certifying the election results when a mob breached security. The pro-Trump mob broke through security fencing and federal police to storm the Capitol building. Legislators have been evacuated as the mob roams the building breaking into offices and causing damage.

Photos show a surreal scene as MAGA rioters attack the democratic process.

Rioters waving Trump 2020 flags and wearing MAGA hats have been photographed breaking into different offices and destroying property. The mob attack on the U.S. Capitol comes after President Trump’s “Save America” rally. President Trump and his supporters have been pushing debunked conspiracy theories that the election was stolen from him.

Some politicians have spoken out against the violence, including Sen. Mitt Romney. The Republican senator from Utah is calling out the rhetoric that led to this violent display.

“This is what the president has caused today, this insurrection,” Sen. Romney told The New York Times.

People are accussing the president of inciting the unruly mob.

The president and his allies are urging the pro-Trump rioters to be peaceful after breaking into the Capitol. President Trump and his allies have spent months trying to attack the legitimacy of the election. President Trump launched a series of legal challenges in Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Nevada to change the results.

Most recently, there was audio leaked of an hour-long phone call from President Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. President Trump begged Secretary Raffensperger to find 11,780 votes to swing the election to President Trump.

Explosives have been found outside the Capitol.

The National Guard has been deployed in Washington to get control of the MAGA rioters. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has also deployed members of the Virginia Guard and Virginia State Troopers. Mayor Muriel Bowser has implemented a 6 p.m. curfew in an attempt to quell the violence.

This is a developing story and mitú will update as more information becomes available.

READ: Trump Supporters March on Washington in ‘Million MAGA March’ to Protest Biden Win

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California Brothers Kevin and Sean Carlo Cordon Were Just Arrested For Their Involvement in the Capitol Insurrection

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California Brothers Kevin and Sean Carlo Cordon Were Just Arrested For Their Involvement in the Capitol Insurrection

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The FBI continues its work arresting folks who were involved in the January 6th Capitol insurrection. On Tuesday, the FBI arrested a pair of Latino brothers from Los Angeles–Kevin Cordon and Sean Carlo Cordon–for being involved in the violent capitol riot.

According to an FBI spokesperson, the FBI raided the homes of both Kevin Cordon and Sean Carlo Cordon and arrested them both on Tuesday.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Cordon brothers were charged with “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and other crimes stemming from the assault on the Capitol”.

The FBI first became alerted to the California brothers’ possible involvement in the insurrection through a video posted on a Finnish website. According to the FBI, they were tipped off to the brothers’ involvement in the insurrection by an anonymous tip from Finland. The FBI then used the Cordons’ flight and cell phone records to pinpoint the brothers’ locations before and after January 16th.

In the video, both brothers are being interviewed by a Finnish reporter on the day of the insurrection.

Kevin Cordon was wrapped in an American flag, his forehead bandaged and bloodied. Sean was in the background of the frame wearing a gas mask. The Cordon brothers make no secret of the fact that they were involved in illegal activity.

“There were people scuffling with the cops, and that’s when I got hit with a projectile — not sure what it was,” said Kevin Cordon. “And then from there, we proceeded into the broken windows and into the Capitol building.”

The Cordon brothers also made it clear where their political allegiances lie. “It’s clear that this election is stolen,” said Kevin to the Finnish publication.

“There’s just so much overwhelming evidence, and the establishment, the media, big tech are just completely ignoring all of it — and we’re here to show them we’re not having it,” he said. “We’re not just going to take this laying down.”

Kevin also added: “We’re standing up and we’re taking our country back. This is just the beginning.”

In the FBI’s sworn affidavit, the agency alleged that they have security footage of the Cordon brothers climbing through broken windows in the Capitol.

The arrest of the Cordon brothers is just another reminder that many Latinos supported the Trump administration as well. While some people on Twitter expressed surprise that the Cordon brothers were Trump supporters, it’s worth reminding everyone that 32% of Latinos voted for Trump.

Despite the common misconception out there that only “white people” supported Trump, the reality is, Trump’s base was made up of many ethnicities–including Latinos. Despite his largely anti-Latino rhetoric, Trump struck a chord with many different types of people.

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A Florida Doctor Is Being Charged with a Hate Crime After Assaulting a Latino Man at a Supermarket

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A Florida Doctor Is Being Charged with a Hate Crime After Assaulting a Latino Man at a Supermarket

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It’s an unfortunate reality that Latinos face immense amounts of racism in America. Case in point: a Florida doctor is facing hate crime charges after assaulting a Latino man at a supermarket.

According to police, a 58-year-old woman followed a Latino man out to the parking lot, keyed his car, smashed his phone, and punched him–all the while hurling racially-charged insults at him.

The altercation happened on Jan. 20th at a Publix supermarket in Hialeah, Florida–a town with a large Latino population. It all started when the victim, an unnamed Latino man, asked Dr. Jennifer Susan Wright to maintain social distancing in Spanish. After she ignored him, the man repeated the question in English.

It was at this point that Dr. Wright, who is an anesthesiologist at Mount Sinai Medical Center, became incensed and began muttering curse words under her breath. After the man left the grocery store, Dr. Wright followed him out to the parking lot.

She began to verbally berate him, calling him a “spic” and telling him “we should have gotten rid of you when we could.”

According to the police report, she also said: “This is not going to be Biden’s America, this is my America.” The woman then took her keys out an began to “stab the victim’s vehicle with her keys” while telling him to “go back to his country”.

The man took out his phone to call 911 and the woman allegedly punched him, causing him to drop his phone. When he bent over to pick his phone up, she allegedly kicked him and tried to stomp on his phone.

The woman fled before the police came, but she was arrested on Feb 12th at her home in Miami Springs.

The woman was initially charged with tampering with a victim, criminal mischief and battery with prejudice. The “hate crime” charge was later added, elevating the crime to a felony.

According to reports, Wright posted her $1000 bail and is now awaiting trial. Mount Sinai Medical Center released a statement saying that Dr. Wright is “no longer responsible for patient care” after assaulting a Latino man.

According to the Miami Herald, neighbors know Dr. Jennifer Wright as an ardent Trump supporter. Her social media pages are riddled with far-right, Pro-Trump memes and photos of her posing in a MAGA hat. She even uploaded a post that read: “It’s Okay To Be White.”

We can all agree that it’s “okay” to be white. It’s okay to be any race. We cannot, however, all agree that it’s okay to be a violent, racist bigot. We hope the victim has recovered and we hope Jennifer Wright will face justice.

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