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4 important things to know about fallout from Capitol attack

President Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021. Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification.
President Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as they push barricades to storm the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021. Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. | ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images

As the nation reels in the aftermath of a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by angry supporters of President Donald Trump Wednesday, leaders across the political divide have been deliberating about what should be the most appropriate response to it.

Pro-Trump rioters and others breached the Capitol building in a bid to prevent the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden's victory by Congress, which was affirmed early Thursday despite their efforts.

House Democrats are currently considering a possible second impeachment of President Trump, while some Cabinet members and other administration staffers have resigned in protest. Leading voices from both the public and private sectors have also continued to join that chorus of repudiation daily.

Here are four important things to know about the fallout from the attack on the Capitol:

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