Dramatic new Jan. 6 footage shows Pelosi and Schumer calling for help during Capitol riot

Posted on AllSides October 13th, 2022
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The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection presented remarkable never-before-seen video on Thursday of congressional leaders from both parties — including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — sheltering in an undisclosed location as a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol.

In the footage, Pelosi initially appeared to be focused on finishing the process of certifying the election results.

“We have got to get — finish the proceedings,” she said shortly after the Capitol was breached,...

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