The breach sent lawmakers into hiding and forced the proceedings to adjourn for several hours before police could clear the building. Federal law enforcement officials have said they believe the riots were organized online by far-right extremist groups with a goal among some of them of capturing or killing leading lawmakers.
Several of the demonstrators were seen in the Capitol carrying zip tie restraints, which are sometimes used instead of handcuffs.
House Democrats have introduced a single article of impeachment against Trump in the wake of the riot, accusing him of “inciting insurrection” and riling his supporters to commit acts of violence against them.
During a speech just hours before the riot began, Trump urged his supporters to march on Congress and display “strength” as they protested the Electoral College certification process.
“I don’t want to see the Republican Party talk about blue lives ever again,” Ocasio-Cortez said in reference to the death of a Capitol Police officer as a result of the rioting. “This was never about safety for them. It was always a slogan. Because if they actually care about the rule of law they would speak up when people break the law.”