WASHINGTON, 11 Feb – RIA Novosti. Prosecutors at the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump spoke of the January 6 evacuation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and then Vice President Mike Pence from the Capitol Building.
Rep. Stacy Plaskett, who plays the role of prosecutor, said Pelosi had to be taken to safety because the rioters openly stated that they wanted to harm and even kill her. “They did it because Donald Trump sent them on a mission.” Plaskett said.
She also showed a video of Mike Pence and his family being evacuated. A group of people are seen running down the steps of the Capitol.
“The crowd sought out Vice President Pence for his patriotism because the Vice President refused to do what the President demanded and to reverse the election results,” Plaskett said.
A video was also shown in which armed guards lead the Democratic leader in the Senate Chuck Schumer down the hallway. A few seconds after Sumer and the guards disappear from sight, they reappear in the frame and run in the opposite direction.
At one point, the congressional leaders were “no further than 58 steps” from the attacking crowd, accusers said.
A video from a security camera inside the Capitol is also shown, where a police officer turns around Senator Mitt Romney, walking down the corridor, and he runs in the opposite direction from the crowd.
Also, new videos from inside the Capitol show how the crowd beat the doors and windows of the building to get into it.
Trump is on trial in the Senate on charges of inciting a mob riot that ransacked the US Capitol on January 6 after a rally in which he called to prevent the approval of the election results.