On Jan. 6, 2021, President Donald Trump held his "Save America" rally around noon at the Ellipse where he repeated his Pants on Fire claim that he won the 2020 election. Trump invited the crowd to "walk down to the Capitol” where the House and Senate were holding a joint session to certify the electoral college for Joe Biden. A mob breached the Capitol and shut down Congress for hours. Following the attack on the Capitol, the Democratic-led House impeached Trump on Jan. 13, 2021; he was acquitted Feb. 13, 2021, in the Senate. As of mid-November 2021, more than 600 people have been charged for crimes associated with the riot.
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