By Meg Wagner, Melissa Macaya, Mike Hayes, Melissa Mahtani, Veronica Rocha and Fernando Alfonso III, CNN

As night falls on Capitol Hill after a day of unprecedented unrest, Rep. Ilhan Omar is said to be working on impeachment proceedings against President Trump

“Donald J Trump should face indictment by the House of Representatives &, which has been removed from office by the United States Senate, “Omar tweeted this afternoon.” We cannot allow him to stay in office It’s about preserving our republic and we have to keep our oath””

This decision will be made about eleven months after the Senate decided to acquit Trump on two impeachment proceedings

Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon after President-elect Biden said he was calling for an end to the violence in the Capitol

“I join with President-elect @JoeBiden in calling for an end to the attack on the Capitol and our nation’s civil servants, and as he said, ‘Allow the work of democracy to move forward,” she tweeted / p>

President Trump’s first homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, is one of many former officials condemning his response to the mob chaos on Capitol Hill

Bossert added, “Despite him, not because of him, the police will regain control and prosecute those involved”

Former Washington, DC police chief Charles Ramsey told CNN today that authorities urgently need to vacate the U.S. Capitol and that anyone who breaches the building should be arrested

“You need to restore a perimeter,” Ramsey said, speaking on CNN, as an unknown number of people continued to occupy the U.S. Capitol hours after the storm by a pro-Trump mob

“Everyone in this building should be handcuffed now, “said Ramsey.” You have to lock her up. But first you have to get control and right now you have no control “

As to the reasons authorities have so far failed to secure the U.S. Capitol Complex site, Ramsey said officials may be conducting a coordinated operation

“Maybe they are gathering somewhere to put their battle plan together, how to deal with it,” said Ramsey, who headed the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department for nearly 10 years

“You need to restore a perimeter and get them out of the building,” he said “You need to get started asap”

Rioters continue to face law enforcement in the US Capitol after earlier forcing their way into the house

CNN’s Alex Marquardt described the scene as a “stand-off” with rioters still surrounding the edge of the building. He reported that law enforcement “did a little bit” of “pushing back” the mob

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser imposed a 6 pm curfew, but Marquardt said, “Currently there is no indication that these protesters tend to go anywhere There is no indication that they have heard the president’s message after To go home “

CNN’s Pete Muntean described a similar scene, saying that law enforcement appeared to be “outnumbered” by the crowd

CNN’s Brian Todd reported that smoke grenades were used to disperse the crowd. He said some parts of the Capitol had been evacuated

Todd added that the crowd is getting “a little” thinner, but it is at their own request “they don’t go because the police are pushing them out”

GOP Sen Rand Paul tweeted a thread he describes as “the speech I’m going to give today from an unknown location” about the electoral college’s now paused vote

In it he speaks out against a vote to reverse the election results Paul had not previously said where he stood on the subject

As the rioters continue to occupy the US Capitol building grounds, CNN’s Van Jones warns Americans to step back and analyze this moment in history, asking, “Is this the end of something or the beginning of something ? ” / p>

Jones, a former advisor to the Obama administration, launched the election fraud allegations that led pro-Trump rioters to occupy the Capitol

“I don’t want to be partisan,” Jones said. “I get some of these people, their social media feed just shows them an example of anecdotes of election threat, statistical, magical thinking that says the election was impossible, So they got bombed with itAnd because they got bombed with it, they’re angryFineYou have the right to be angryYou have no right to riotYou have no right to riotYou have no right to break into buildings and injure copsThere has to be a line “

A White House official told CNN that the President’s aides went to Trump to order him to deploy the National Guard to the U.S. Capitol

The official said aides had also asked Trump to record a video calling for an end to the siege of the hill

In other words, these weren’t decisions Trump made himself. Aides went to him to get him to do it

A source familiar with the situation said White House staff were “appalled” by the violence at the Capitol and feared there would be more problems on the streets tonight

Minor protests have surfaced in US Capitol buildings, including Salem, Oregon; Atlanta, Denver, and Topeka, where President Trump’s supporters gathered

The video from CNN subsidiary KATU showed several hundred people in a drizzle at a demonstration outside the Oregon Capitol. They once interrupted a series of speakers to play Trump’s Twitter message to the Washington rioters

“That was the president. We’re not going home here We’re just getting started, ”said a rally leader

In Atlanta, dozens of people faced the Capitol, many holding flags. In Denver, hundreds of people gathered in front of the Colorado Capitol

Authorities say a pro-Trump protest at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka was legal and peaceful

“There are no known issues that I am aware of,” Lt Terry Golightly, a spokesman for the Kansas Capitol Police, told CNN the demonstration was allowed and stopped for an hour, he said

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