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Inside the Trump insurrection – “We might as well set up a government”

The New Yorker has released reporter Luke Mogelson’s video from inside the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 insurrection. Mogelson followed the invading Trump supporters as they breached the U.S. Senate chamber and rifled through documents and other intellectual property.

It’s a fascinating look at the outdoor rally and the ultimate overtaking of the Capitol as some security officers backed up, acknowledging invader warnings that “you’re outnumbered.”

Mogelson used the video as a reporter’s notebook for his comprehensive written piece “Among the Insurrectionists.”

Here’s an excerpt:

One of the insurrectionists is heard in the Senate chamber telling his colleagues, “While we’re here we might as well set up a government.”

Eric “Zip Tie Guy” Munchel inside the U.S. Senate chamber, January 6, 2021

Zip Tie Guy Eric Munchel and his mom Lisa EisenhartΒ have both been arrested on a variety of federal charges related to invading the U.S. Capitol.

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