Liberty Nation’s Scott D. Cosenza and Graham J. Noble are on the ground in D.C. and will be bringing you commentary, video, and interviews throughout the day, so be sure to keep checking back as we aim to bring you the very best in live coverage from the nation’s capital.
Below is a roundup of the coverage from the morning session – You can see the later live coverage here.
9:40 a.m.: Scott: “Crowds waiting to get inside the park (the Ellipse) were wrapped up the street to the Washington Monument, then across the park, and down the other side of the street, and across the block.
9:30 a.m.: More scenes from the Ellipse:
9:15 a.m.: The event appears to have begun with prayers, the Pledge of Allegiance, and, of course, the national anthem.
9:11 a.m: From Scott: “Scenes from 15th and Constitution at the Mall and Washington Monument as the crowd continues to pour in and gather in advance of the official proceedings.”
8:56 a.m. The Secret Service Twitter account list prohibited items for those attending the speeches on the Ellipse:
Individuals attending today’s event on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. are reminded of items prohibited by the U.S. Secret Service. pic.twitter.com/JBTu8ayPQY
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) January 6, 2021
8:15 a.m. President Trump is active on Twitter this morning:
States want to correct their votes, which they now know were based on irregularities and fraud, plus corrupt process never received legislative approval. All Mike Pence has to do is send them back to the States, AND WE WIN. Do it Mike, this is a time for extreme courage!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
8:00 a.m. Plenty pro-Trump merch for sale on the streets of the capital.
7:45 a.m. A street full of flags as Washington begins to get busy.
7:15 a.m.Trump supporters are on their way to the Ellipse. Plenty of flags flying in front of the Washington Monument.
Scott: “Vendors are getting set up, Jehovah witnesses are unpacking their wares, and the people are marching towards the ellipse.”
LN’s Scott Cosenza says “a tide of humanity is moving toward the Ellipse.”
6:00 a.m: Lawmakers have been encouraged to use tunnels to avoid protests.
One NBC reporter found out his brand was not welcome among those seeking protection from the rain:
There are already a large number of people on the streets of D.C.:
Mayor Muriel Bowser has called in the National Guard to keep order (something she failed to do when Black Lives Matter groups and Antifa were protesting), and attendees have been warned that if they carry firearms, they will be arrested.