WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maryland Representative David Trone who represents the 6th District was one of many who were told to evacuate as protesters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday.
I am safe. We have been evacuated.— Rep. David Trone (@RepDavidTrone) January 6, 2021
Let me be clear: we will not be stopped by this lawless intimidation. pic.twitter.com/WWDJst4V1B
Trone shared images of the lawmakers being escorted while wearing gas masks to protect themselves.
Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger also tweeted, saying he was sheltering in place inside his office as instructed by Capitol police.
"This is a very sad day for our country," he said in his tweet, then calling on President Trump. "Mr. President, tell your supporters to stand down before someone gets seriously hurt."
Senator Van Hollen tweeted his dismay at the situation saying in part, "I never thought we would live to see the day that violent mobs seized control of the Capitol. I cry for our country."
Pouring the gasoline, lighting the match and then praising the firefighters. Really quite unfathomable that this chaos was instigated - encouraged - by the President of the United States. @POTUS needs to stop this now. His volatile words started it and he must end it peacefully. https://t.co/wtJFp5tKo6— Senator Ben Cardin (@SenatorCardin) January 6, 2021