Sununu, Shaheen React To Breach of Capitol Building By Protesters
Both New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, two high-level officials who reside on the New Hampshire Seacoast, reacted to apparent protesters breaching the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Shaheen wrote on Twitter that she and her staff were safe.
"We are heeding the safety guidance from Capitol Police," Shaheen wrote. "We will not be stopped from doing our Constitutional duty."
Sununu, who lives in Newfields, called the affront by protesters "chaos and voilence" in a Tweet sent Wednesday.
The Capitol building was placed into lockdown Wednesday afternoon in wake of the breach, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to be evacuated to a secure location, according to the Associated Press.
USA Today reported that thousands of protesters had gathered at the National Mall earlier in the day to protest the election results. About an hour before protesters broke through police lines at the Capitol building, Trump appeared to incite the actions that would soon follow.
"We’re going to try and give our Republicans," Trump said, according to USA Today. "... the kind of pride and boldness that they need to take back our country."
ABC News reported that shots were fired inside the Capitol building. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a citywide curfew beginning at 6 p.m. and ending Thursday at 6 a.m.