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Reps. DeSaulnier And Swalwell Escorted From Capitol As Trump Backers Storm Building

Reps. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore)

Two local lawmakers were whisked off the House floor and escorted to a safe location after an extraordinary demonstration of allegiance to a departing president ended with a violent assault on the Nation’s capitol.

Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) were caught up in the events of an ugly day in Washington in which a woman was killed as she and hundreds of others pushed past capitol security and breached the halls of the nation’s government in an assault that lasted for hours.

Neither man was injured, though a calendared certification of the Nov. 3 presidential election was halted until order could be restored Wednesday night. Both updated constituents via Twitter after the assault appeared to have ended.

“Thank you to everyone who has checked in. I am safe and my staff are safe. I’m grateful to the men and women of the Capitol Police,” Swalwell wrote. “Terrorists will not stop democracy. (Joe Biden) is going to be the next president. Soon, Congress will resume its duty of certifying the election.”

DeSaulnier also took to Twitter, writing tersely: “My staff and I are safe in the Capitol complex. This type of violence has no place in a democracy.”

Earlier, Swalwell enjoined fellow members to further condemn Wednesday’s assault on the Capitol – often referred to as the Temple of Democracy, by writing:

“As Representatives, we swear on oath to defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Any elected official who does not denounce this full frontal assault on our democracy is assisting a coup attempt on the Capitol.”


  1. Orange Boy and Googliani should be arrested and charged with inciting to riot ending in grievous bodily injury.

    • I think people better sit up and start paying attention — otherwise you’re going to wake up someday and find some hillbilly with no teeth and an AR-15 is in charge. Why no arrests? Why weren’t there any arrests?

    • No need to ponder. No need to wonder. This is a self-evident disgrace, a national embarrassment.
      Most Americans have not even read the Constitution because there aren’t any pictures.
      It’s only a republic so long as we can keep it.

  2. I just want to confirm that a woman — an American citizen — lay down her life for Donald Trump today. Trump, nose deep into a bucket of KFC, was so disturbed he ordered another bucket of wings to console himself.

  3. Sure looks curious how there were so few security, and then they opened the barricades and let em.march right in. Other security / police took selfies with the protestors.

    Antifa agitators were in a bus, escorted by police into DC … and clearly were planted within the MAGA rally. One video shows a MAGA supporter stopping an Antifa (hard hat) thug from breaking a window.

    BTW, why shoot an unarmed woman? Antifa & BLM rioted & looted all summer, a d rarely was anyone ever shot. Smells like a False Flag setup.

    • Surely you jest. The maga miscreants embarrassed the entire nation today and you are still promoting lies about antifa being there!? FOH. I’ll see you and your klan friends on the El Curtola overpass tomorrow. I’ll be the guy giving you a 1 finger salute with both hands.

    • Uh no — this shameful episode was all MAGAT. Most of them are well known racists, thugs, skinheads, militia members in their own states, crossing state lines to attack the nations capitol and take a selfie of themselves doing it. Despicable.

    • Presumably a grown man who still believes things coming from Matt Gaetz mouth. For gosh sakes man, get a hold of yourself before it’s too late. You’re embarrassing yourself. And turn off Fox News – Goebbels has left the building.

      • Yes. This was an attempt at insurrection promoted by Orange Boy and carried out by a “patriotic front” better known as the American Taliban. These people want to see America in ruins. They shout back the blue while beating police officers with flagpoles. They wrap themselves in Orange Boy flags and say afterward – hey no it wasn’t us, it’s ANTIFA! A bunch of fools and idiots, born and bred in America and cultivated by Russia. Nice job. https://youtu.be/jWJVMoe7OY0

  4. The entire episode was unnerving to say the least. There is little or no intersection between the Venn Diagrams of conservative and progressives views as it relates to foundational facts/info. This disconnect does not allow for healthy debate/discussion.

    Plausible deniability being sought by principals involved cannot be achieved….

    • George Will is a conservative. The Trump acolytes are not conservatives. Dozens upon dozens of members of congress and the senate have stood up against free and democratic elections. You can reasonably call them anti-democracy, you can call them bomb throwers, but you can’t reasonably call them conservatives.

  5. “I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump–I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough—until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.” – Your President

  6. You didn’t actually think he was going to walk with you to the capitol did you? He was back having a cheeseburger while you guys were getting hosed with tear gas.

  7. A woman literally bled to death on her Trump flag after trying to storm the capitol because her president asked her to. All while Trump danced and partied with his Gestapo. These people have blood on their hands. I can’t believe they are still in office.

  8. Is it any wonder to anyone that a lot of the people spotted storming the building yesterday are current or former police or military?

  9. Judging by the number of social media profiles coming down today this area had more than its fair share of conspiracy embracing racist mouth-breathers. Probably the same red hats you see spouting gibberish in San Ramon and Danville. Arrests are being made back east, it remains to be seen if anyone is led away in handcuffs here.

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