Capitol Building

Houston Police cadets wear masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic while taking a class photo during a graduation ceremony at the Houston Police Academy, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Houston.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip

From Houston Public Media:

A Houston police officer is under investigation after possibly taking part in the U.S. Capitol insurrection last week, Chief Art Acevedo said Wednesday.

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., left, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, speak after Republicans objected to certifying the Electoral College votes from Arizona, during a joint session of the House and Senate to confirm the electoral votes cast in November's ele
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From KERA:

Cruz was one of the senators who objected to the ceremonial counting of Electoral College votes. He said he bears no responsibility for the riot and chaos that ensued on Wednesday.


Senator Ted Cruz played a key role in this week’s drama at the U.S. Capitol. Yet he denies responsibility and is aiming blame solely at President Trump. Like Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, Cruz is courting Trump’s loyal base and getting blowback.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump protest in Washington.
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From Texas Public Radio: 

Prominent Texas Republicans are criticizing the actions from a mob of pro-Trump extremists at the Capitol Building in D.C.

The attack interrupted proceedings in the House and Senate, as members of Congress were taking up President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.