‘Angry crowds’ can’t silence people’s will, says Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee

FLINT, MI – U.S. Representative Dan Kildee was among those members of Congress evacuated from the House of Commons on Wednesday, January 6, after violent protests against the U.S. Capitol.

“I was evacuated from the rooms of the House and escorted to another place of safety,” Kildee said in a Twitter message after angry protesters violated the Capitol, which delayed the constitutional process for affirm the victory of President-elect Joe Biden in the November election.

“This is a dark time in the history of our country,” Kildee’s post reads. “Pray for an end to the violence and to safety for everyone on Capitol Hill.”

MLive-The Flint Journal could not immediately reach Kildee, Township of D-Flint, for further comment on Wednesday as members of Congress waited for the chaotic protest to end.

Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, the congressman said in a Twitter message that the House and Senate must reconvene “as soon as this situation is under control and the U.S. Capitol is secure … so we can finish. our work and certify the (Electoral College) results. Angry crowds cannot and will not silence the will of the people.

In a previous tweet, Kildee called on President Trump to demand that all protesters immediately leave the Capitol and Capitol Grounds.

Less than an hour after that message, Trump told his supporters in a video message, “You have to go home now. We must have peace. We must have law and order. We must respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anyone to be hurt.

Trump’s video message also continued its bogus attacks on the presidential election. In the message to the protesters, he also said: “We love you. You are very special. “

The Associated Press reported earlier on Wednesday that Trump initially issued a restricted appeal for peace long after the fray had started, but failed to urge supporters to disperse. Previously, he had urged them to walk towards Capitol Hill.

Kildee’s office is in the Cannon House office building, which was also evacuated by police from the United States Capitol. At the time of the evacuation notice, the Congressman was on the House floor for the joint session of Congress to certify the November election results.

After protesters broke into the Capitol and attempted to enter the chambers of the House, Kildee and other members of Congress were evacuated to another alternate location.

A congressional spokesperson said Kildee and her staff “are safe and sheltering in place at the Capitol complex until the situation is resolved.”

(Information from The Associated Press is included in this report.)

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