10 things you need to know today: February 11, 2021

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People storming the US Capitol
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1. House impeachment managers show previously unseen video of Capitol riot

House Democrats prosecuting former President Donald Trump on Wednesday introduced previously unseen video footage of Trump supporters storming the Capitol last month, after Trump riled them up with his bogus election fraud claims and urged them to fight to overturn President Biden's election victory. "Donald Trump surrendered his role as commander in chief and became the inciter in chief of a dangerous insurrection," said Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the lead House impeachment manager. The video footage showed Trump supporters, including members of the right-wing extremist Proud Boys group, rampaging through the complex attacking police and shouting "Hang Mike Pence!" and searching for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The footage shows Pence, who angered Trump and his supporters by refusing to attempt to reverse the result, being rushed away from the mob by Secret Service officers.

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Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.