Current Events 4 | What Just Happened at the U.S. Capitol?

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On the 4th episode of Current Events, Al describes what occurred at the U.S. Capitol a few days ago.

On January 6th, a mob of mostly Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C. They were able to get past security and get inside the halls of the U.S. government. So what happens now? Why and how could this happen? Al goes over the details so that you can understand and follow along with the updates.

Here are the key vocabulary:
to storm
to be affirmed
President-Elect
democracy
tatters
shell-shocked
unprecedented
impenetrable
to tabulate
joint session of Congress
unimpeded
Rotunda
to ricochet
to incite
the mob
Speaker of the House
Senate Majority Leader
battleground state
to be evacuated
to resign
to concede

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Article used in this episode:

The Hill:
Congress affirms Biden win after rioters terrorize Capitol

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