The events that transpired at the Nation’s Capitol Bldg. on Wednesday, Jan 6, have come with effects. These effects are being seen across the nation, including the small town of Rushville. Several government buildings and other local businesses in Rush Co. are flying flags at half-staff, per request by Gov. Eric Holcomb.

Gov. Holcomb’s press secretary sent the notice on Sunday, Jan. 10, stating Holcomb gave instruction “directing flags in the State of Indiana to be flown at half-staff. The direction came to honor United States Capitol Police officers Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement. ”Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on January 13, 2021. Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents in Indiana to lower their flags to half-staff.

The chaos that began to unfold and eventually lead to the tragic events on J an. 6, took place as lawmakers gathered for a joint session in the House of Representatives chamber to count Electoral College votes. The process was to confirm the presidential victory of Democrat Joe Biden. However, the process was interrupted as lawmakers were evacuated due to the breach of Capitol Hill. As a result, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for an impeachment inquiry for the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. One article charging Trump with "incitement of insurrection," will be voted on. The contesting of the certification process brought the rally to the capitol’s lawn even though the certification process went without a formal objection.

Throughout history objections to the Electoral College votes were recorded in 1969 and 2005. In both cases, the House and Senate rejected the objections, and the votes in question were counted. Regardless of contested certifications twice in history, the aftermath from the possibility of a disagreement, this time, was much different. After the dust settled, five people are dead, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer. In America’s 244-year history, only three previous presidents have faced impeachment proceedings. However, this is the second impeachment inquiry for Trump that has been initiated, the first being Sept. 24, 2019, by Pelosi for Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Justice. Then, on Dec. 18, 2019, the Senate moved the process forward with a yes vote of 230 to a no vote of 197 on Abuse of Power, and a yes vote of 229 to a no vote of 198 for Obstruction of Justice, impeaching Trump. Opening arguments began on Jan. 22 and lasted until Jan. 28. Next, senators questioned the managers and Trump’s lawyers over two days before a decision on evidence was given on Jan. 31.

The Senate rejected the motion to consider requests for witnesses or documents in a vote of 51 to 49.