LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford says he has been evacuated from his office in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
We have been evacuated from our office in the Cannon House Office Building. Awaiting further instructions from Capitol Police.— Rep. Steven Horsford (@RepHorsford) January 6, 2021
Thousands of protesters are currently gathered in the capitol. The U.S. Capitol Police are evacuating some of the buildings as a precaution.
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President Trump is now asking for everyone to support the Capitol Police and law enforcement.
Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
However, shortly before that, the president attacked his vice president on Twitter for not having the courage to support his claim to the presidency.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
Congress was expected to vote to affirm Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential win today. Those proceedings have been temporarily halted.
A 6 p.m. curfew has been ordered by the mayor of Washington.