Attack on U.S. Congressman leaves Washington, D.C. in chaos

Capitol Police don’t know what to do. They’ve never seen anything like this before.

And an attack on a U.S. Congressman leaves Washington, D.C. in chaos.

The Democrat Party is on the brink of collapse.

Ever since the Israel-Hamas war, they’ve had no clue where they should stand.

And now their mob of “mostly peaceful” protesters are taking it directly to their front doors.

On Wednesday night, U.S. Capitol Police officers made arrests outside the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., after a throng of 150 unlawful and “violent protesters” assembled outside the facility.

It is unclear how many protestors were arrested, but according to Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), they appeared to call for a truce and support Palestinians in the fight between Hamas and Israel.

“Was just evacuated from the DNC after pro-terrorist, anti-Israel protestors grew violent, pepper spraying police officers and attempting to break into the building,” Sherman said on X, the social networking platform that replaced Twitter.

“Thankful to the police officers who stopped them and for helping me and my colleagues get out safely. Apparently, these pro-#Hamas demonstrators want #Republicans to prevail in the next Congressional election,” he said.

According to Sherman, approximately seven members of Congress were inside the DNC when they were removed by “heavily armed and serious” Capitol Police personnel.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA), and Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA) were all inside the DNC on Wednesday night, according to Sherman, although Jeffries and Clark had departed by the time demonstrations began.

The House office buildings were also closed and evacuated due to the unrest, but they have already resumed normal operations, according to individuals who spoke to the Washington Examiner.

The incident injured six Capitol Police officers.

The Metropolitan Police Department in Washington acknowledged the activity and stated that it is aiding the Capitol Police with the situation. Residents have been advised to avoid the area for the time being.

“Right now our officers are working to keep back approximately 150 people who are illegally and violently protesting in the area of Canal Street and Ivy Street, SE. Officers are making arrests. All Members have been evacuated from the area. Please stay away from the area,” Capitol Police said in a statement.

The brawl occurs just one day after hundreds of thousands of pro-Israel supporters peacefully demonstrated on the National Mall.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

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