'It Is a Tragic Day in the United States of America': Women in Congress Tweet From Capitol Lockdown

"It is a tragic day in the United States of America."

trump supporters hold "stop the steal" rally in dc amid ratification of presidential election
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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  (opens in new tab)as a “violent” and “chaotic” riot with throngs of people pushing past law enforcement and entering the building. Members of Congress are now sheltering in place at Capitol Hill, providing updates about their safety and the state of the country via social media. Here’s what congresswomen are saying about the lockdown.

Rep. Cori Bush, Missouri

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Rep. Haley Stevens, Michigan

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Rep. Elaine Luria, Virginia

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan

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Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Michigan

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Washington

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Rep. Joyce Beatty, Ohio

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Rep. Angie Craig, Minnesota

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Rep. Nancy Mace, South Carolina

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Rep. Deb Haaland, New Mexico

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Rep. Terri Sewell, Alabama

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Rep. Marilyn Strickland, Washington

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois

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