FBI Link to Report Trump Rioters
FBI is asking public to submit information as unions call for Trump to resign
On Thursday, January 7th, the sun rose to reveal the damage that was done to the hallowed halls of the United States Capitol by a group of traitors who attempted to stop the certification of the 2020 election. Their riot left four people dead and failed to stop the certification as Congress met into the wee hours of the morning to affirm that Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States.
The attack on the US Capitol has raised a number of questions about the security of the nation’s seat of democracy. Videos have come out that show capitol police outnumbered and eventually giving up and allowing rioters through the barricades. It is unclear if this was a tactical decision from their superiors or if the specific officers made the decision to allow the rioters to break the line. Other photos and video have come out showing police taking selfies with the rioters after they had entered the building. This was in direct contrast to the militarized response from law enforcement during the George Floyd protests, where lines of law enforcement officials could be seen in full tactical gear on the steps of the capitol and hundreds of arrests were made. As of Thursday morning, only 52 people had been arrested, although investigations are ongoing.
— Joshua Smyser-DeLeon (@jsdeleon) January 6, 2021
This is where law enforcement needs your help. The FBI is currently asking people to submit any photos, videos, or information that you may have on the people who invaded the Capitol. Many of them felt so comfortable that they livestreamed their attack, posed for photos, or did interviews with the media. You can submit any information you may have to the FBI by clicking here.
#FBI is seeking info that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, DC. FBI is accepting tips & digital media depicting rioting & violence in the U.S. Capitol Building & surrounding area on January 6, 2021. https://t.co/3gwcYcehAG pic.twitter.com/RXtFscFjZr
— FBI Washington Field (@FBIWFO) January 7, 2021
UCOMM also fears that some union members may have been involved in this coup attempt, so we are also asking for your help. Please let us know if any of your fellow union members took part in this heinous attack by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send us any information you may have including name, photos, local union, and/or employer.
Unions have also begun speaking up about the attack. The AFA-CWA, which represents flight attendants, has issued a statement calling on airlines to not allow participants in the coup attempt to board flights. “Some of the people who traveled in our planes yesterday participated in the insurrection at the Capitol today,” the union said in a statement. “Their violent and seditious actions at the Capitol today create further concern about their departure from the DC area. Acts against our democracy, our government and the freedom we claim as Americans must disqualify these individuals from the freedom of flight. We in aviation have a serious role to play in national security. Airlines, in coordination with TSA, DHS, FAA, DOT and law enforcement must take all steps to ensure the safety and security of passengers and crew by leaving all problems on the ground.”
Other unions have also spoken out with the IBEW calling on the Vice President and Cabinet secretaries to invoke the 25th Amendment saying "It’s clear that one more day of Trump in office represents a direct threat to the health of our republic." The National Building and Construction Trades Unions (NABTU) also released a statement calling on Trump, Senators Cruz and Hawley, and the 12 other Senators and 140 House members that objected to the Electoral College certification to immediately resign for their role in sparking the violence.
The call to remove Trump from office through resignation or the 25th Amendment has also been supported by countless Senators and Congressmembers including at least one Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-IL16).
It’s with a heavy heart I am calling for the sake of our Democracy that the 25th Amendment be invoked. My statement: pic.twitter.com/yVyQrYcjuD
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) January 7, 2021