Speed Reads

Drama in D.C.

Watch Wednesday's pro-Trump assault on the Capitol unfold in under 5 minutes

Wednesday, Jan. 6, appears destined to go down in the annals of U.S. history, and not in a good way. After President Trump spoke at a rally of supporters, urging them to march to the Capitol, the crowd did so, broke through barriers, pushed past police, and ransacked the complex, sending lawmakers into hiding and delaying the ceremonial count of President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College for a couple of hours. The Washington Post gathered together the day's major events, briefly laying them out in chronological order.

Politico focused more on the chaos inside the Capitol in its 3-minute recap, ending with dueling comments from Biden and Trump.

The Wall Street Journal's Catherine Lucey narrated the Journal's play-by-play of Wednesday's momentous event, also in less than 5 minutes. You can watch that extra context below. Peter Weber