A mob scales the walls at the U.S. capitol.
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Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
Credit: Jose Luis Magana, AP

This afternoon on Political Rewind: As the day the last votes are tabulated in Georgia's Senate runoff election, chaos erupts at the U.S. Capitol. Supporters of President Donald Trump assault the U.S. Capitol, storming the building. We covered the breaking news as situations in the capital escalated in the afternoon. This followed a rally nearby where Trump unleashed a barrage of baseless accusations of election fraud in Georgia and other states.

Meanwhile, the Rev. Raphael Warnock has been elected the first African American U.S. senator from Georgia. The focus then turned to the race between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican incumbent David Perdue, which has since been called for Ossoff.

 

Panelists:

Riley Bunch — Georgia Statehouse Reporter, CNHI News

Tamar Hallerman — Senior Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Dr. Fred Smith — Emory University, School of Law

Dr. Amy Steigerwalt — Professor of Political Science, Georgia State University