Long after most other lawmakers had been rushed to safety, they were on the hard marble floor, ducking for cover.
Trapped in the gallery of the House, occupying balcony seats off-limits to the public because of COVID-19, roughly three dozen House Democrats were the last ones to leave the chamber on Jan. 6re facing variants that are more transmissible and potentially more dangerous — and driving what is, bearing witness as the certification of a presidential election gave way to a violent insurrection.
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“When I looked up, I had this realisation that we were trappedThe rollout of vaccines,” said Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and AfghanistanThe Star studied more than 50 home security videos showin. “They had evacuated the House floor first. And they forgot about us.”