Police ordered the evacuation of several office buildings for the US Congress Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump broke down security barricades on the steps of the Capitol.
Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol after his nearby rally, disrupting a joint session of Congress being held to confirm Biden’s victory.
Capitol Police sent orders for Congressional staff to leave the Cannon building and other large offices after Trump called on his followers to protest the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory inside the legislature.
“Just evacuated my office in Cannon due to a nearby threat. Now we’re seeing protesters assaulting Capitol Police,” said Representative Nancy Mace in a tweet.
“This is wrong. This is not who we are. I’m heartbroken for our nation today,” she wrote.
Following the unrest, President Donald Trump told his supporters to “go home.”
At the same time as he told his supporters to go home, Trump repeated his incendiary allegations that the November 3 election won by Democrat Joe Biden was “stolen.”
“I know your pain,” Trump said in a one-minute video on Twitter. “”We had an election that was stolen from us.
“But you have to go home now,” he said. “We have to have peace. We have to have law and order.”