Vice President Mike Pence was steered rapidly out of the Senate chamber as it was postponed and the debate between senators had to take a halt mid-speech. The House also adjourned.
The US Senate unexpectedly recessed on Wednesday after protesters compelled by President Donald Trump plagued the Capitol.
Based on what was stated by NBC, Vice President Mike Pence was hastily ushered out of the Senate chamber as it broke off and the debate between senators had to stop mid-speech because Pro-Trump demonstrators broke the barricades and massed on the Capitol steps, which is typically only made accessible to lawmakers.
People plummeted the blockades surrounding the Capitol and police began running around the corridors and telling people to get away from the windows.
A police officer on the third floor yelled out at the protesters who were inside the building.
Senators were clasped inside their chambers on the second floor of the Capitol building and protesters wearing Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats and holding up flags were seen assembling outside the chamber doors.
“Immediately seek shelter in the closest office,” a proclamation over a loudspeaker said across the Capitol, which notified people to lock doors as well. “Remain quiet and await further directions.”
Earlier on Wednesday, President Trump informed a rally of his supporters outside the White House that he would never admit that he lost the election, as Congress prepared to validate Joe Biden’s victory.
“I will never give up. We will never concede,” Trump told the cheering crowd. “We will stop the steal.”