Trump had tweeted against Mike Pence as the rioters entered the U.S. Capitol building, and they echoed his tweet against Pence nearing his office.
Outside the Capitol building, the rioters attacked the police officers at the barricades until they violently overthrew them and violated the building's outer perimeter. The Capitol building's first barriers were breached between 12:53 –1:03 pm. The protestors on the West side of the Capitol broke into the building at 2:11 pm. They approached the stairs next to the Senate chamber. Meanwhile, the Senate was called into recess.
Pence, the Former Vice-President, was at the Capitol to preside over Congress's joint session. Protesters stormed the building before the lawmakers could certify President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 U.S. election. The security footage presented during the impeachment trial shows Pence and his family being evacuated at 2:26 p.m as rioters chanted slogans against him. At 2:24 p.m, about two minutes earlier, Trump posted an attack on Pence via Twitter. Trump said that Pence didn't dare to do what should have been done to protect the U.S. Constitution.
The video presented by Democratic House members showed that rioters were aware of Trump's tweet. Some Trump supporters walked the corridors rambling and chanting "Hang Mike Pence" as it seemed like they searched the Capitol for Pence. On Twitter, Jim Bourg, a Reuters picture editor, said he heard some rioters at the Capitol say that they hoped to find Pence and execute him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree. Later, Twitter froze Trump's account and hid his three tweets, including the one against Pence over his incitement.