Fury as cops pose for selfies with MAGA mob inside the Capitol after letting them swarm building by OPENING gates
SHOCKING footage shows MAGA rioters taking selfies with cops after officers allowed them to storm the Capitol building yesterday.
American democracy was rocked on Wednesday after an angry mob of Trump supporters broke into Congress as lawmakers met to certify the results of November's election.
One clip posted on Twitter appears to show cops letting a group of rioters through the gates.
Another video shows masked rioters inside the building taking selfies with officers.
A third clip, first posted on TikTok, shows the wider mob breaking through the barricades and overwhelming cops outside the Capitol building.
As the protesters carrying Trump flags burst through the gates, others can be heard roaring with approval.
Twitter users expressed their fury after watching the clips appearing to show officers allowing rioters to enter the Capitol building.
One said: "This is so beyond scary. I can’t believe these scenes are the US and not a third world country."
Others tweeted: "They are all complicit" and "It’s an inside job."
Another user posted: "This disgusts me to my core."
And the scenes quickly turned violent as the mob attempted to gain access to the chambers of Congress.
One woman who was shot by police and later died in hospital.
Washington DC Police also confirmed that another three people died from "medical emergencies" but no further details have yet been provided.
Rioters were eventually seen inside the chamber of the Senate with one shouting “Trump won that election" while standing on the lectern.
Another Trump fan was injured after falling from a balcony at the Capitol.
At least 52 people have so far been arrested in connection with the chaos and many more arrests are expected to be made.
The carnage in the Capitol yesterday could cause serious repercussions within the Republican party.
Senior GOP members reportedly want to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, replacing him with Vice President Mike Pence.
The 25th amendment of the US Constitution allows the vice president to take office if the president should be "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office".
Republicans are said to be "furious" at Trump for stirring up his supporters with false claims of election fraud, Axios reports.
Senior figures believe the brash firebrand has "disgraced" the party and encouraged the MAGA mob to "attack" American democracy, the report says.
And Trump's supporters "invading the sanctity of their chambers" yesterday was reportedly the last straw for many Republicans who now want the president banished from the party.
Political correspondents at both CNN and CBS also reported that bombshell talks to remove Trump from office are underway.
“I’m talking about actual members of the Cabinet,” CBS News' Margaret Brennan said, adding that "nothing formal (has) yet presented to VP Pence".
CNN's Jim Acosta tweeted: "Some cabinet members are holding preliminary discussions about invoking the 25th amendment to force Trump’s removal from office, a source familiar with the matter tells CNN.
"It’s unclear whether the effort would ultimately be successful at this stage."
Senior State Department officials are encouraging 25th Amendment talks along with other officials at the White House, according to two sources, Axios reports.
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