The mob of President Trump supporters that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon left behind a trail of wreckage that was captured and shared by media members, photographers and politicians alike.
The following photos mainly come from the “Today” show with additional images added from independent research:
Frank Thorp, a producer for NBC News, captured several images of the wreckage left in the wake of the insurrection. Here are a few photos that he posted on Twitter.
A bust of Pres Zachary Taylor in the Capitol appears to still have blood smeared on its face from the rioters today: pic.twitter.com/cVhKu6JHNe— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 7, 2021
This is the scene at the north door of the Capitol still right now: pic.twitter.com/CjCza50ezw— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 7, 2021
The Getty Images News Twitter account posted this photo of a damaged entrance.
Leigh Ann Caldwell, an NBC News correspondent, posted a thread of photos on Twitter displaying the damage pro-Trump rioters left in various parts of the Capitol.
The Capitol is mostly empty this morning but many remnants of yesterday remain.— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) January 7, 2021
Four bullet holes in the glass of the doors that lead to the House Capitol steps pic.twitter.com/riBDiD2FWs
These are the doors to the center steps. Where they first breached the Capitol.They are cast in iron from Italy and moved here in the 1860s or earlier. Double paned glass shattered pic.twitter.com/AIrcw3XIgY— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) January 7, 2021
Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith shared a couple images of the scene.
The U.S. Capitol tonight: pic.twitter.com/k3mmNxfeDw— Senator Tina Smith (@SenTinaSmith) January 7, 2021
On Thursday morning, the ABC News official Twitter account posted images of broken glass and abandoned flags at the Capitol.
AFTERMATH: Broken glass, abandoned flags and smashed furniture litter the hallways of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. pic.twitter.com/VzvtAKUg8i— ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2021
The CNN Politics Twitter account also uploaded photos of broken glass and overturned furniture.
This is some of the damage and debris still seen throughout the US Capitol building today after pro-Trump rioters stormed the building Wednesday afternoon https://t.co/F6lILkzw0T pic.twitter.com/M9ETqZolut— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 7, 2021
CNN reporter Ali Zaslav posted a brief video showing the pillaged office of the Senate parliamentarian on Wednesday night.