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) 

 U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, D-3rd District:

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10th District:

U.S. Rep. Madeline Dean, D-4th District:

U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon

Rep. Susan Wild

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

Rep. Fred Keller 

Rep. Mike Doyle

U.S. Rep Mike Kelly 

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)

Cassie Miller
A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.