Some Republican Lawmakers ‘Refused To Wear Masks’ – CBS Kitchener
kitchener (CBS) – Rep. Susan Wild, who represents the 7th Ward of Pennsylvania, came to CBS News today when she was impounded during the U.S. Capitol lockdown on Wednesday. She said despite the violent pro-Trump mob that forced lawmakers and staff into a safe room, many Republican lawmakers refused to wear masks.
She estimated that 300 to 400 people were trapped in that place and was very concerned about the coronavirus.
“It’s what I would call a COVID super spreader event. About half of the people in the room don’t wear masks. Even though they were offered surgical masks, they refused to wear them, ”she said. “Some of the newer Republican members openly flaunt their refusal to wear a mask.”
Protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a jaw-dropping attempt to overturn the American presidential election, undermine the nation’s democracy, and prevent Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House.
Wild said she was sitting in the gallery of the house when protesters stormed the hallway nearby. The Capitol Police barricaded the doors and the lawmakers were ordered to retrieve the gas masks that were placed under their chairs.
Suddenly she heard glass break and shots fired. Finally, the Capitol Police secured the hallway and they were able to evacuate to an undisclosed location.
“It was a very emotional and difficult day, it still is. Possibly the most terrifying thing I’ve ever been through in my life. A day that we will remember for a very long time. I am very afraid of what it means for the future of our democracy. “
Eyewitness News discovered an increased police presence in the Independence Mall. Police SUVs and officers on bicycles patrol. There is no alarming activity in the city the exact opposite of what is happening in the Washington, DC capital
One person was shot dead, according to CBS News. Five people were rushed to the hospital, according to CBS News.
Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a city-wide curfew at 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Washington, DC.
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