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Counting of Electoral College votes has been suspended after the U.S. Capitol building was overwhelmed by protesters and put into lockdown this afternoon.

Congressional members from the both the U.S. House and Senate were removed from their chambers in the middle of debating objections to the merits of Arizona’s electoral votes.

Rep. Don Young, Dean of the House, has called for all protesters to stand down.

“My staff and I are currently safe and accounted for,” he said via Facebook. “Peaceful protest is fundamentally American, but violence must never be tolerated. I call on protestors to comply with Capitol Police, stand down, and leave the Capitol Building so that our Constitutional duties may resume.”

Protesters breached U.S. Capital doors in the afternoon of Jan. 6, after bypassing police barricades. It is unclear who managed to break into the building, but it was done after a large crowd marched to the Capital Building following a rally against election irregularities and fraud in key swing states.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has ordered a 6 p.m. curfew for in response to the unrest.

This is a developing story.

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Dean of the House Rep. Don Young tells D.C. protesters to ‘stand down’

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Kaye says:

    Where was he the past year of protests??!! Giggling with Cowski?? RINO’S

  • Ed Martin Jr says:

    Damn you DON people shouldn’t have to do this! NO ONE should be violent over a proper investigation of fraud! LEAD or leave Congress

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Ya like we’re going to listen to you DON you RHINO traitor!

  • Kaye says:

    I knew it~~
    Brigitte Gabriel
    · 19m
    The man in yellow has a communist hammer and sickle tattoo on his hand those are NOT Trump supporters!×900

  • NAV says:

    F U sit on the fence Don Young you treasonous RINO!!!!

  • Steven says:

    He will never get my vote again. WE will replace in him in 2022

  • Ed Martin Jr says:

    Now after the vote on the Hill, I find all three of our congressional delegation are morally corrupt! They can never in a thousand years defend their actions NOT to investigate & allow for a commission to examine the Election Fraud of 2020 in numerous swing states! Shame on all of you! Truth must prevail, and that your Oath’s mean nothing when it comes to Preserving our Republic ! God help us Americans !!!!!