The second day of former President Trump's impeachment was dominated by detailed documentation of the events leading up to the Jan. 6 riot.
House impeachment managers presented chilling video – some that had never been seen before – depicting various violent and graphic moments of the insurrection.
In case you missed it, here are some key things to know:
- Mike Pence was holed up just off the Senate floor: Then vice president was holed up just off the Senate floor with attackers looking for him right outside: "As the rioters reached the top of the stairs, they were within 100 feet of where the vice president was sheltering with his family, and they were just feet away from one of the doors to this chamber," House impeachment manager Stacey Plaskett said.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was evacuated entirely: Pelosi was removed entirely from the Capitol complex as rioters voiced their eagerness to find and harm her. "They sought out the Speaker on the Floor and in her office, publicly declared their intent to harm or kill her, ransacked her office and terrorized her staff," Plaskett said, adding "and they did it because Donald Trump sent them on this mission." After Pelosi was ushered away from the House floor, "Capitol police deemed the threat so dangerous that they evacuated her entirely from the Capitol complex," Plaskett added.
- Officer Eugene Goodman may have saved Mitt Romney's life: Footage from one of the Capitol's interior security cameras showed Goodman direct the Utah Republican out of the path of the rioters. Romney said the video was “obviously very troubling” and said that he didn’t know that he was that close to the rioters.
- Chuck Schumer and his security detail had to run from rioters: New security video from inside the Capitol showed how current Schumer, the Senate majority leader, had a "near miss with the mob" on Jan. 6. "They came within just yards of rioters," impeachment manager Eric Swalwell said, while playing footage of Schumer and his security detail evacuating. The video shows Schumer and his team walking up a ramp then, seconds later, running back down the hallway and officers immediately shut the door and "use their bodies to keep them safe," Swalwell said.
- One rioter was carrying a stun gun: Richard Barnett, who was photographed sitting at Pelosi’s desk on Jan. 6, was carrying a 950,000 volt "stun gun walking stick." Plaskett said, "The weapon could have caused serious pain and incapacitated anyone Barnett had used it against," as she displayed a zoomed in photograph of the device, tucked into his pants. Plaskett said the FBI had later identified the device from the photo.
- GOP reaction to the videos: While many GOP senators said the video shown was compelling or hard to watch, some of them claimed the Democrats didn't make a convincing argument that tied the actions of the rioters to Trump. Not all Republicans agreed. Sen. John Thune, the minority whip and a member of GOP leadership, told reporters that he believes the House managers did an “effective job” and are “connecting the dots” from Trump’s words to the insurrection.
What happens next: Impeachment managers will continue to make their case against Trump tomorrow. The trial resumes at noon. They have up to 16 hours spread over two days to convince GOP senators that Trump was responsible for inciting the deadly Capitol riot.