Violence at the U.S Capitol: Public statements from Pa.’s Congressional delegation: What we know so far
The U.S. Capitol at night (Image via Flickr Commons)
Lawmakers were evacuated from the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as protesters massed outside the building during the counting of electoral votes. This is what Pennsylvania’s lawmakers have tweeted from Washington D.C. and what we know so far.
U.S. Sens. Bob Casey (D) and Pat Toomey (R)
— ByJohnLMicek (@ByJohnLMicek) January 6, 2021
This is an absolute disgrace. I appreciate the work of the United States Capitol Police under difficult circumstances. I am currently safe as are the few members of my staff that are currently at the Capitol complex.
— Senator Pat Toomey (@SenToomey) January 6, 2021
U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District:
I know my office has received several calls asking if I’m safe. I am.
I ask for your prayers & thoughts for the police who are working to restore a safe environment inside the People’s House, the Capitol.
— Dwight Evans #CountEveryVote (@RepDwightEvans) January 6, 2021
U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District:
Today in DC should have been about meaningful debate, peaceful protest and the Rule of Law — not chaos and talks of coups. I unequivocally condemn any violence and criminal acts taking place, and pray for a restoration of peace.
— RepScottPerry (@RepScottPerry) January 6, 2021
U.S. Rep. Madeline Dean, D-4th District:
Just wanted to let everyone know that I am safe on the House floor. Deeply saddened by the scene outside the Capitol.
— Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (@RepDean) January 6, 2021
U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon
I wanted to let you know that I am safe. My heart is broken for our country.
— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) January 6, 2021
Rep. Susan Wild
I am safe and ok.
I have been moved with other members out of the Capitol under police guard.
— Rep. Susan Wild (@RepSusanWild) January 6, 2021
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
I served this country in both the Air Force and now in Congress. People give their lives so that we can live in a peaceful and free society with a peaceful transition of power. Today’s violent actions at the Capitol are the antithesis of who we are as a country.
— Chrissy Houlahan (@RepHoulahan) January 6, 2021
Rep. Fred Keller
The violence happening at the U.S. Capitol is shameful, completely unacceptable, and un-American. This is not how our Republic should operate and the rioters must be fully prosecuted. God bless our Capitol police and first responders.
— Congressman Fred Keller (@RepFredKeller) January 6, 2021
Rep. Mike Doyle
Pittsburgh-area U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Forest Hills) is safe, per reports from his staff
— Ryan Deto (@RyanDeto) January 6, 2021
U.S. Rep Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly, PA R who opposed the state’s electors, rejected idea that Trump/GOP bear responsibility.
“This is not about the president or anything he said, this about 4 or 5 yrs of people wondering why there is such a dbl standard and a lot of it takes place in your profession”
— Jonathan Tamari (@JonathanTamari) January 6, 2021
U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-12th District: “The violence happening at the U.S. Capitol is shameful, completely unacceptable, and un-American. This is not how our Republic should operate and the rioters must be fully prosecuted. My staff and I are safe and sheltered in place at a secure location. God bless our Capitol police and first responders.”
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District: “This is solely on Donald Trump, he is personally responsible,” says Doyle. “He brought them down here … You don’t have a right to storm the Capitol, that is like a banana republic. This is an insurrection.” (via Pittsburgh City Paper)
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