Women in Congress on the Pro-Trump Mob That Forced Them Into Lockdown

Madison Feller, Rose Minutaglio
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Photo credit: Samuel Corum - Getty Images
Photo credit: Samuel Corum - Getty Images


Thousands of Donald Trump supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol Building on Wednesday, disrupting a joint session of Congress to falsely assert the election was stolen from the president. The rally quickly dissolved into what has been described as a “violent” and “chaotic” riot with throngs of people pushing past law enforcement and entering the building. Members of Congress began sheltering in place at Capitol Hill and provided updates about their safety and the state of the country via social media. Here’s what congresswomen have said about the lockdown.

Rep. Cori Bush, Missouri

Rep. Haley Stevens, Michigan

Rep. Elaine Luria, Virginia

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan

Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Michigan

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Washington

Rep. Joyce Beatty, Ohio

Rep. Angie Craig, Minnesota

Rep. Nancy Mace, South Carolina

Rep. Deb Haaland, New Mexico

Rep. Terri Sewell, Alabama

Rep. Marilyn Strickland, Washington

Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, New Jersey

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York

Rep. Grace Meng, New York

Rep. Susan Wild, Pennsylvania

Rep. Veronica Escobar, Texas

Rep. Karen Bass, California

Rep. Nikema Williams, Georgia

Rep. Sara Jacobs, California

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