GOP Rep. Pulled Wooden Leg from Table to Defend Self at Capitol

GOP Rep. Pulled Wooden Leg from Table to Defend Self at Capitol


As protesters stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX) pulled a wooden leg off a stand inside the House Chamber in case he needed to defend himself.

Breitbart News spoke with Nehls, former Sheriff of Fort Bend County, Texas, who said the events of the day were “uncalled for.”

He added, “I mean, breaching that building, trying to storm the sacred hall, it’s just not the way we should be conducting business.”

Nehls went on to explain that he was inside the House Chamber when things got crazy, and just inside the doors, there were bottles of hand sanitizer on stands with wooden legs.

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He said, “The other Congressman broke a leg off and I broke another one off to use it in case they breached the door.”

Earlier in the day, Breitbart News noted Rep. Mo Brooks’ (R-AL) tweet that Reps. had been instructed to “hide behind chairs”

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