Who defiles the sacred Capitol more, red state tourists allowed by police to roam the halls, yelling uncouthly, or Schumer, Pelosi, McConnell, et al, who sell their offices every day to the highest corporate bidders? (It's a rhetorical question.)
Update: Of course putting riot in scare quotes makes light of what we will be hearing described as an insurrection or coup for the rest of our natural lives.
No, sorry, violent insurrection, according to Wall Street on Parade, a left-leaning finance site, which heats up the rhetoric even further by declaring it "the worst battle in the U.S. Capitol building since the British attempted to burn the place down in 1814 (during the War of 1812)."
C.J. Hopkins has given up trying to cool down the rhetoric and joins his progressive friends in a full-throated 30 Minutes Hate against Trump and all the small town moms and pops who voted for him:
Oh, yes, you really did it this time! You stormed the goddamned US Capitol. You and your racist, Russia-backed army of bison-hat wearing half-naked actors have meddled with the primal forces of GloboCap [Global Capitalism], and now, by God, you will atone! No, do not try to minimize your crimes. You entered a building without permission! The building where America simulates democracy! You walked around in there waving silly flags! You went into the Chamber, into people’s offices! One of you actually put his filthy populist feet up on Pelosi’s desk … ON HER DESK! This aggression will not stand!
Update 2: The Grayzone offers some background on Capitol invader John Sullivan, who videotaped the Ashli Babbit shooting and can be seen on the tape running around the building yelling encouragement to the Trumpists. Was he a Trumpist himself? A BLM activist? (BLM says no.) A police plant? Answering such questions might be helpful, rather than immediately demonizing small town Trump supporters as domestic terrorists (which the DC elite are busy doing).
Update 3: Bernard, Moon of Alabama: "The anti-Trump campaign, from Russiagate to Ukrainegate to this "insurrection" nonsense, has likely done more damage to the U.S. than Trump managed to do during his four years in office. The hostility the Democrats have shown will create a huge backlash. Do they really believe that can suppress 74 million Trump voters?"
Update 4: In 1967 the Black Panther Party entered the State Assembly Chamber in Sacramento, CA, carrying guns. No one was injured but the protest stirred up a similar panic among the haute bourgeois. The difference is, now, the people freaking out and heating up the rhetoric are the wealthy DC elite rather than California Republicans. Hat tip to PR for fact-checking me on which public building got invaded. It wasn't the US Capitol, as I had written, duh.