According to Texas GOP Congressman Pat Fallon, while the rest of Congress was being evacuated to safety during the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, four freshman Republican Texas Congressmen remained behind along with two others from Colorado and Oklahoma to aid police and secure the barricades to the House floor.
Fallon wrote on Facebook in the midst of the turmoil:
I JUST SAW COURAGE PERSONIFIED!!
We were in the middle of debate when the Capitol Police came into the chamber and told us there had been a breach in the Capitol Building. At first they wanted us to remain in our seats in the House Chamber. The breach must have gotten worse because they started to evacuate. Then the mob literally reached the doors of the House Chamber and the Police were short handed and I AM SO PROUD that Rep Tony Gonzalez, Rep Ronny Jackson, Rep Troy Nehls didn’t hesitate!!! We augmented the Police and