A Capitol police officer was seen politely holding the door for the pro-Trump protesters to walk out of the building after causing mayhem that forced lawmakers to barricade themselves inside.
Footage posted to Twitter showed an officer stand by as a stream of cheering protesters filed out of the historic building Wednesday after disrupting a joint session to certify the November presidential election.
“We made it! Woooo!” shouted one woman, who was carrying an American flag and wearing a Trump hat.
Another protester shouted, “Next time we’ll be back! And we won’t be peaceful!”
A second officer was seen briefly helping protesters open another door that had been vandalized with the words, “murder the media.”
“Yes! We stopped the vote!” said another protester, who was among the dozens to walk past the officer.
Hundreds of Trump supporters had been at a rally held by the president outside the White House before they broke into the building and vandalized it.