Congressman Michael Cloud “safe” during the protests at US Capitol
This comes after he said he would object the electors
On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Republican Representative of the 27th District, Michael Cloud tweets out that he is safe while protestors are in the US Capitol.
This comes earlier in the day that he would object the elector certification.
Cloud’s statement says, “Three days ago, I once again took a solemn oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the United States.’ Today, I will be taking one of the most important votes in Congress regarding the Constitution and the Republic which rests upon it — that of certifying the electoral college results sent from the states.”
“In many states, however, judges and election officials at varying levels instituted their own election processes. These new processes implemented, sometimes weeks leading up to Election Day, violated established state election laws. These unilateral actions — not taken by the state legislatures but judges and election officials — are not supported by the Constitution.”
Protestors supporting President Donald Trump converged on Washington Wednesday in what was called a “Stop the Steal” rally protesting President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. As representatives gathered to begin the formal process of tallying the votes, some of the rally attendees rushed the Capitol, and some of them were actually able to reach the House of Representatives and Senate chambers where the tallying was taking place.
Vice President Mike Pence, who was presiding over the process, was evacuated from the building, as was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.
The process was immediately halted, and lawmakers were hustled to undisclosed secure parts of the Capitol.
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