Bedlam at the U.S. Capitol: Congresspeople Sheltering in Place as Trump Backers Lay Siege

Bedlam at the U.S. Capitol.

Unable to acknowledge his 2020 loss, President Donald J. Trump attacked his vice president via Twitter as an unlawful breach of the United States Capitol by Trump’s supporters created an escalating and unprecedented dangerous and anarchic situation.

“Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving States a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify. USA demands the truth!” Trump tweeted.

According to media reports, members of Congress were sheltering in place amid flashbangs and Trump supporters – convinced their candidate for reelection won last year – laying siege to the U.S. Capitol Building. Live images showed protesters in the rotunda area of the U.S. Capitol as police forces responded to the scene.

Earlier today, Vice President Mike Pence publicly broke with President Donald Trump, saying in a letter to Congress that he cannot submit to demands he overthrow the results of the election, according to CNN.

More from the same report:

Pence formalized his views in a letter to lawmakers, declaring he has no “unilateral authority to decide presidential contests” and could not change the results of the election.
“It is my considered judgement that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” he wrote.
It was the final word from Pence before he presided over a joint session of Congress to tally the Electoral College votes. The actions of the vice president enraged the president.
Trump moments ago tweeted the following:
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