On January 6th, Congress met to formally certify the elector votes that President-Elect Joe Biden won in November. For some weeks, a “Stop the Steal” rally had been planned in Washington D.C., led by a number of white supremacist groups like the Proud Boys.
Their numbers swelled with the addition of regular MAGA heads and a bunch of conspiracy-addled Qanon members. And the whole group was aided and abetted by Donald Trump and several of the Capitol Hill police, who allowed the violent mob to break through the windows and doors of the building.
During the melee, one person was shot and died, and three others died on the scene from medical emergencies, CNN reports, including one man who tased himself and went into cardiac arrest. Pictures of the protestors show them destroying property and looting.
Ultimately, they failed to stop the votes from going through, and Joe Biden was certified as the next president in the early hours on Thursday morning.
There was still a long afternoon and night of everyone watching footage in horror, and receiving Twitter updates that indicated Congress was in lockdown somewhere on the premises.
The hypocrisy of the way the police handled this attempted coup versus the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer were apparent to everyone.
That includes celebrities, who were just as shocked and dismayed as anyone. And like everyone, they took to Twitter to share their reactions: