New York lawmakers mark themselves secure in Capitol Breach
Shortly after 2 p.m., about an hour after the electoral college vote confirmation session began, pro-Trump protesters broke into the U.S. Capitol. While many US leaders, including President Trump, have tweeted to keep the protesters peaceful, the situation continues to develop as intruders remain in the Capitol.
Legislators, including Vice President Mike Pence, were evacuated as protesters were allegedly rounded into the Houses of Representatives and Senate chambers.
Senator Charles Schumer called on Trump in a joint statement with Rep. Nancy Pelosi to call on the demonstrators to withdraw.
“We call on President Trump to demand that all demonstrators leave the US Capitol and the US Capitol immediately.”
The New York Capitol delegation sent messages of their status and thoughts on the security breach, asked for peace, and assured their safety.
Americans have a constitutional right to protest and free speech, but violence in any form is absolutely unacceptable and anti-American.
My employees and I are safe.
We pray that all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, their co-workers, and all Americans, will remain safe.
– Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik), January 6, 2021
Rope. John Katko (R):
“I am grateful to everyone who took care of my safety today. The support and concern is humble. I am in a safe place.
“The attack on the US Capitol is shameful and totally unacceptable. It has put the lives of our law enforcement agencies and countless others at risk. This is far from a peaceful protest. The violence must stop immediately. President Trump must take a more forceful stance to end up.” that now. “
“I pray for a peaceful end. We are a strong country. We will recover from this and we must definitely learn from it. “
MP Tom Reed (R):
“Violence like what we see in the Capitol is absolutely unacceptable. We need to de-escalate the situation immediately. We are Americans and we are not doing this.
My heart is breaking right now for our nation. Our country and its beautiful democracy are better than this. Our Constitution calls for a civil change of power, and while we may not agree to the election results, we must agree to always act with honor and courtesy to all. We believe in the right to peaceful protest, but we must firmly oppose these horrific cases of physical attacks on our government institutions and let democracy go on. “
I’ll be safe and secure while the Capitol is locked.
There is no place for this violence in our democracy. It has to stop.
– Joe Morelle (@RepJoeMorelle) January 6, 2021
My staff and I are safe. We are grateful to the brave Capitol Police officers who go out of their way to protect everyone. I pray for our country.
– Congressman Antonio Delgado (@repdelgado) January 6, 2021
MP Brian Higgins (D):
“The US Capitol is a sacred space – a building in the literal center of our capital and central to our democracy. Today’s actions by protesters, encouraged by the outgoing president to disrupt the confirmation of votes for a ceremonial formality, should be viewed by all Americans as a challenge to the legitimacy of our democracy. This is domestic terrorism and has no place in America. “
Today is a sad and angry day. We thank the Capitol Police and the staff, many of whom were in real danger. I was on the floor of the house when protesters tried to enter. We are evacuated and safe. The president and his facilitators instigated this violence. It has to stop. pic.twitter.com/KM7DDVkuc6
– Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) January 6, 2021
My co-workers and I are in a safe place and are safe. Today’s events are a shame, but they won’t change the fact that Joe Biden will be President of the United States on January 20th.
– Kirsten Gillibrand (@ SenGillibrand), January 6, 2021
My staff and I are safe. Thanks to everyone who got in touch. An incredibly sad day for our republic.
– Paul Tonko @ (@RepPaulTonko) January 6, 2021