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U.S. congressman says told to put on gas mask after tear gas fired inside Capitol

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 7, 2021 18:38

U.S. congressman says told to put on gas mask after tear gas fired inside Capitol

U.S. Congressman Peter Welch said on Wednesday (January 6) that he had been told to put on a gas mask after tear gas was fired inside the U.S. Capitol.

Swarms of protesters stormed the Capitol as they sought to force Congress to undo President Donald Trump’s election loss, temporarily suspending a last-ditch effort by some of Trump’s fellow Republicans to throw out the results.

Police fired tear gas and ordered several office buildings to be evacuated as protesters breached the Capitol and were seen marching through the halls of Congress, where lawmakers were meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

REP. PETER WELCH, DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE FROM VERMONT:

“We were just told that there has been tear gas in the rotunda and we’re being instructed to, each of us, get gas masks that are under our seats.”

 

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor January 7, 2021 18:38

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