Lehigh Valley members of congress safe as Trump supporters breach Capital

Written by on January 6, 2021

Lehigh Valley members of congress safe as Trump supporters breach Capital

By WLVR Staff

January 6, 2020

Protesters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, near the Ohio Clock. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The WLVR news team has reached out to the region’s members of Congress in Washington D.C. today to check on their safety. 

In an email, U.S;. Representative Susan Wild’s press secretary says the Congresswoman’s location was quote “in flux” as members were being moved to a secure location – after protestors breached the building. 

U.S. Senator Bob Casey’s staff say he “is safe and taking direction from the… Capitol Police.” The rest of Casey’s staff are working remotely today and not on the premises. 

In a statement, Republican Senator Pat Toomey called the situation at Capitol Hill.  “an absolute disgrace.” Toomey says he is currently safe as are the few members of his staff with him at the Capitol complex. 

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf took to Twitter to call the riots at the capitol an  “attempted coup,” saying the U.S. a free and fair election. He is calling on President Trump, and PA legislative Republican  leaders need to stop spreading disinformation.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned with us online and on-air on 91.3 WLVR News for NPR special programming and local updates.

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