Capitol rioters called for Mike Pence to be hanged and set up makeshift gallows, impeachment trial told

23:13pm, Wed 10 Feb 2021
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Rioters at the Capitol were targeting former Vice President Mike Pence who refused to help his boss, former president Donald Trump, subvert the results of the 2020 election.

In video showed on Wednesday at Mr Trump’s second impeachment trial, rioters chanted “Hang Mike Pence!” and “Bring out Pence!” as they roamed the halls searching for the former vice president and other politicians.

Outside, the mob set up a makeshift gallows on the field near the Capitol.

Stacey Plaskett (AP) (AP)

Rioters got as close as 100 feet to Mr Pence.

Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman helped guide rioters away from where he was hiding.

House impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett said: “You can hear the mob calling for the death of the vice president of the United States.”

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