The world is still spinning since the United States Capitol was stormed on January 6, 2021 and new information just keeps coming.
The latest is particularly unsettling as there is not only evidence the violent attack was planned months ahead of time—and out in the open—but rioters may have also had detailed schematics of the Capitol building at their disposal.
A video recorded by one of the rioters from inside the Capitol building appeared on Twitter this week. It showed the explicitly detailed discussion of how to take the rest of the building as well as the Congresspeople who were still inside.
You can watch the video here:
The attack on the Capitol was coordinated and planned.
Here are the insurrectionists talking about the plan, including detailed schematics of the Capitol building.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) January 13, 2021
As if the discovered bombs, weapons, vandalism, looting, zip-tie restraints and cable-fashioned noose were not enough, it’s likely the group had access to schematics of the building, as well.
At the beginning of the video, someone off-camera asked:
“What’s the floorplan?”
Another man with long hair and a beard explained where to go in the building.
“We go upstairs and go around. That’s what we’ll do.”
Someone else yelled about infiltration.
“We need more people! We need to push forward!”
Most startlingly, a woman in a pink winter hat began talking to the group from outside the building with a megaphone.
She was previously caught on camera in another video, helping another woman break one of the windows she would use to speak through to direct the group on the inside.
I WANT that woman in the pink hat arrested by the end of the week. She is an organizer and was involved in trying to break out windows with a ram
CC: @FBIWFO pic.twitter.com/qyUaT8RtI6
— (((𝘞𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘎𝘶𝘺))) Biden/Harris 2020 (@WestParkGuy) January 13, 2021
She gave them explicit directions about taking the rest of the building.
“Hey guys, I’ve been in the other room. Listen to me.”
“In another room on the other side of this door, right there where you’re standing, there is a glass that if someone can get broken, you could drop down into the room underneath.”
“There’s also two doors in the other room. One in the rear and one to the right when you go in it (the room).”
“So, you should probably coordinate together if you’re going to take this building.”
The woman continued to direct the group on how to break another window in their current room, so more people could easily get inside.
The videographer then followed some of the rioters out of the room and into the hallway.
They passed what appeared to be an office, where some insurrectionists were exploring bookshelves. They passed another room where it sounded like items were being broken.
They then reached a room with multiple computer desks, where rioters were attempting to unlock the computers and were taking computer hardware.
In the last seconds of the video, the videographer returned to the room that appeared to be an office to see a man who was attempting to break out a large, half-circle window from the inside.
Twitter users were both disgusted and deeply disturbed by this video.
This is quite honestly the most chilling of all the videos I've seen.
This was not something that 'got out of hand.' These people came to the Capitol with a purpose in mind. They were on a mission. A real planned and coordinated mission.
— D'mockracy (@truedmockracy) January 13, 2021
They were very detailed in knowing the layout. Also at 31 seconds you can hear a lady in the background saying "Donald says…" as they are figuring out navigation.
— don't.give.a.chic 🌊 Manchinema Sellouts (@LindsayBrinks) January 14, 2021
“Jericho March” is extremely telling. In the book of Joshua, God told the Israelites to march around Jericho for seven days and the walls would fall so they could take the city
— Megan, MSN, PNP (@MeganPnp) January 13, 2021
Wow. That woman with the bullhorn knew the layout extremely well and directed people where to go find members of congress. Chilling. This took a lot of planning and preparation….and funding.
— Ken Carroll (@Crumlinfinglas) January 13, 2021
It's their own hubris. They BELIEVED in their cause. They BELIEVED they'd be successful and when they were successful, they wanted to be able to prove to their "sovereign" that THEY were responsible and fully expected to be rewarded with power and money.
— Terry Shull (@TerilynnS) January 13, 2021
The Twitterverse seems to be in agreement certain people in the video need to be held responsible for their crimes.
The investigation of the storming of the Capitol continues as more people involved are identified and their exact intentions and involvement confirmed.
President Donald Trump was impeached on Wednesday for his involvement.