[WATCH] More Than 500 Arrests Have Been Made In Connection With January 6th Riots

On the somber six-month anniversary of the January 6th attack on the Capitol, many are still coping with the events of that day while trying to understand just how it all happened. With the formation of the new Special Select Committee, which is gearing up to subpoena witnesses, plenty of Republicans were hard at work trying to gloss over how the masses, encouraged by Trump, overwhelmed all security checkpoints and breached the Capitol while Congress was in session certifying the Electoral College votes.

And while some Democratic lawmakers were sharing their own experiences along with other Twitter users, a silver lining emerged: more than 500 of those who participated in the insurrection have been charged with various crimes in connection with their actions.

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Crowds gather outside the U.S. Capitol for the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.(Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

The first waves of arrests in the deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol focused on the so-called “easy targets”. Dozens in the pro-Trump mob openly bragged about their actions on Jan. 6 on social media and were captured in shocking footage broadcast live by national news outlets. But even as the first of more than 500 people already arrested have pleaded guilty, there is still plenty of grueling work still ahead for authorities in the face of an increasing effort by some Republican lawmakers to rewrite what happened that day.

The FBI is also still searching for scores of rioters who have been able to elude arrest, but confidence is high that social media posts and cell phone records will still be the most vital source to hunt them down.

MSNBC devoted the bulk of their coverage to the anniversary of the January 6th riots. Check out the conversation regarding the arrests and the challenges the FBI still faces, below.

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