Jan. 6, 2021 was supposed to be the day that Joe Biden became the certified winner of the 2020 presidential election. Instead, Jan. 6 will now be known as the day that a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. A day that got Donald Trump impeached — again, making him the only president to be impeached twice. A day when lawmakers feared they might die in the Capitol's chambers.
But even now, more than a week later, as security officials warn that more riots and violence could be coming, we are filling in the blanks of what happened.
In this episode of Embedded, we'll hear the stories of the two NPR teams that were on the grounds of the Capitol and stories from a lawmaker, a photographer and a police officer who were inside the building.
They'll tell us, minute by minute, what it was like to be there. And we'll hear what it sounded like in the halls of Congress and on the steps of the Capitol. The chanting. The threats. When we know what really happened that day, we can understand what might happen next.