Capitol Chaos: Mike Pence Evacuated as Protesters Storm Building

Vice President Mike Pence walks off the House floor during a joint session of Congress to count the electoral votes for President at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. - Congress is meeting to certify Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election, with scores …
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Security evacuated Vice President Mike Pence from the Capitol Wednesday after protesters broke into the building to disrupt Congress’s certification of the 2020 electoral college results.

 

Hours before the session of Congress, Pence told lawmakers he would not reject any states’ electoral votes, resisting calls from the President to do so.

“I do not believe that the Founders of our country intended to invest the Vice President with unilateral authority to decide which electoral votes should be counted during the Joint Session of Congress, and no Vice President in American history has ever asserted such an authority,” he wrote.

As Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson was reporting live, she was ordered to the basement due to a “bomb threat” or “people storming the capitol”:

Several protesters entered the Senate chamber and occupied the Senate president’s chair:

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