Wyoming folks and citizens across the country are still reeling as a result of the invasion of the nation’s Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Here is a firsthand report of that event:

Cheyenne’s Darin Smith said the riot in Washington, D.C., was caused by a “mob mentality” among a minority of the 50,000 protesters attending a pro-Donald Trump rally. He said it was a situation that was poorly handled by security forces at the U.S. Capitol.

Bill Sniffin is a longtime journalist from Lander and publisher of Cowboy State Daily. Email: bsniffin@wyoming.com.

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