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The Senate Homeland Security Committee is holding a hearing examining the security failures that led to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Watch the proceedings live.


Auburn man faces charges in connection with Capitol riot

Jan 21, 2021



An Auburn man is one of multiple from Alabama arrested for participating in the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6. 

The 23-year-old William Watson has been charged with civil disorder, being in a restricted building with a dangerous weapon, and disorderly conduct. An investigator said Watson was carrying a can of mace when he entered the Capitol through a broken window.

Alabama man arrested for Capitol riot: 'Crowd became mob"

Jan 14, 2021
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Another Alabama man has been arrested after being identified as a member of the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last week. 

Joshua Black of Leeds has been charged with entering a restricted building and voilent entry or disorderly conduct. Authorities identified him from a photograph taken from the Senate floor and a YouTube video he made where he stated the crowd was angry because the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from Donald Trump.

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An Alabama man is among those arrested from a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday after authorities found him in possession of several weapons.

Prosecutors said that Lonnie Leroy Coffman had a truck full of components for 11 explosive devices, guns, smoke devices, machetes and a note with information about a member of Congress. A court filing states that the items found suggest that Coffman planned to distribute the weapons and attack members of Congress. 

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The U.S. House of Representatives is debating an article of impeachment against President Trump following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. The article charges Trump with "incitement of insurrection." Watch the debate and vote live.



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The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties. The effort comes as the House is also pursuing a second impeachment against the president over the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Watch the House proceedings live.

House members censure Rep. Brooks for rally speech

Jan 12, 2021
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Rep. Mo Brooks is facing a possible censure after giving a speech that preceded an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

Democratic representatives Tom Malinowski from New Jersey and Debbie Wasserman from Florida introduced the censure resolution that states that Brook's comments, "encouraged and incited violence against his fellow members of Congress as part of an assault on the United States Capitol."


Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is calling for an investigation into who within a GOP group promoted the pro-Trump rally in Washington D.C. that preceeded a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Marshall, head of the Republican Attorneys General Association's Rule of Law Defense Fund, said he was unaware any decisions made to support the rally. 

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U.S. Rep. Barry Moore has deleted his personal Twitter account. The move follows controversial tweets around last Wednesday’s deadly mob assault on the U.S. Capitol.

In one tweet, the newly-elected Republican from Enterprise wrote, “We have more arrests for stealing a podium on Jan. 6th than we do for stealing an election on November 3rd.” He went on to say, “Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Detroit would be places I recommend you start.”

The claim that the presidential election was stolen are false.

Brooks: No apology for remarks ahead of riot

Jan 11, 2021
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Rep. Mo Brooks from Huntsville said that his remarks before rioters overtook the U.S. Capitol last week were not related to the violence that took place.

Speaking at a pro-Trump rally near the White House last Wednesday, Brooks ended his speech saying, "Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass." On Friday he said in an interview with WAFF that he was referencing future elections of 2022 and 2024. 

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A man from Alabama was one of the four people who died during the siege of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. 

Family members of the 55-year-old Kevin Greeson said he suffered a heart attack.