What It Was Like to Be Inside the Capitol on January 6

For those of us who were at the Capitol January 6—it’s never really ended. 

When I go to work, I walk the same halls that in the aftermath were littered with shattered glass and debris. The detritus is gone now. But the memories aren’t.

When I listen to lawmakers’ speechifying and go to watch votes in the House of Representatives, I sit in the wooden rows of seats in the upper balcony of press galleries, the same ones that I crouched behind that day when security yelled at us to get down, now.

Where below in the chamber, I could see just how close we came to the mob.

Keep reading with a free account
Create a free Dispatch account to keep reading Get Started ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT? SIGN IN
Comments (67)
Join The Dispatch to participate in the comments.
Load More