TULSA, Okla. — Oklahoma politicians used social media to give updates from inside the U.S. Capitol during a lockdown on Wednesday.
The US Capitol went on lockdown after an armed group of people knocked down barricades and ran towards the Capitol during a joint session to count the electoral college votes.
Capitol police ordered staff to evacuate House Cannon building and the James Madison Memorial Building, which is part of the Library of Congress.
Sen. Jim Inhofe tweeted his staff and himself are safe and thankful for law enforcement.
My staff and I are safe and grateful to all law enforcement for risking their safety to protect us. This violence and disrespect for our Constitution and our republic is unacceptable and must stop now.— Sen. Jim Inhofe (@JimInhofe) January 6, 2021
Sen. James Lankford tweeted, due to the protesters charging the Capitol, they've been asked to stay inside.
Protesters have charged the Capitol and have surrounded the Senate chamber. They have asked us to stay inside.— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) January 6, 2021
US Representative Kevin Hern's team announced they were safe.
Rep. Frank Lucas tweeted he and his team are safe.
My staff and I are safe inside the Capitol Complex. I thank the Capitol Police who are risking their safety to protect my colleagues and our staff.— Frank Lucas (@RepFrankLucas) January 6, 2021
I unequivocally condemn the violence and riots seen today in and around the Capitol, and I pray for the restoration of peace.
Congresswoman Stephanie Bice echoed thanks to Capitol police.
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