The U.S. Capitol has been locked down as pro-Trump protesters have broken into the building, forcing the Secret Service to rush Vice President Mike Pence out of the Senate chamber, where he was presiding over a debate about Electoral College certification.
The Senate and House have adjourned, presumably for safety reasons, as protesters pass through the Capitol doors.
House and Democratic leaders were rushed off the floor to their respective chambers by their security details.
Hundreds of protesters who arrived in Washington, D.C., to contest the results of the presidential election swarmed the outside of the Capitol, breaking past U.S. Capitol Police and metal fencing.
The group breached several layers of security and are now on the verge of gaining access to Capitol offices and chambers.
Staff inside the building have been ordered to shelter in place. Two adjacent House office buildings were evacuated through underground tunnels.
Lawmakers in the House chamber, and reporters observing from the