House Members Nearly Come to Blows in Late Night Debate

Carol M. Highsmith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

America watched as tensions boiled over yesterday and hundreds of fired up Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building, eventually breaking inside and vandalizing the building. The break-in came as Congress held a Joint Session to vote to certify the Electoral College results for President-elect Joe Biden. Representatives were forced into an emergency recess and Vice President Pence was evacuated to a safe and secure location. Hours later Capitol Police were able to regain control of the building and protestors were removed and sent home.

The Joint Session eventually resumed at 8 pm and went long into the night. While many representatives called for peace and unity in the aftermath of the shocking events of the day to lawmakers let the pressure get the best of them and nearly broke into a fistfight on the House floor. Collin Allred, a Democrat from Texas and Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from Maryland had to held back by a Capitol staffer around 2 am when the altercation occurred.

Fox News:

Several reporters said the dispute may have been sparked by Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb’s description of the Wednesday rioting.

“It didn’t materialize out of nowhere,” Lamb said of the unrest, according to “It was inspired by lies. The same lies that you’re hearing in this room tonight.”

The potential brawl between the lawmakers would have pitted Harris, a 63-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm, against Allred, a 37-year-old former college football player at Baylor who later spent some time with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.

Harris, born in New York City, has represented Maryland’s 1st Congressional District since January 2011, while Allred, a native of Dallas, has represented the 32nd Congressional District in Texas since January 2019 and was reelected to a second term in November.

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Alan L Patrick
Alan L Patrick
9 months ago

Well Pelosi THIS will be YOUR legacy not anyone else’s. Pelosi you should NOT have been reelected as House Speaker. You Personally are a Joke

Robert Francis Lyle
Robert Francis Lyle
9 months ago

The congress people what to remove the President because he did not react in any way differently than Biden and his supporters reacted the violence in Washington DC and Washington state and Portland. I don’t condone any of that violence but it should be seen in perspective of the violence that has been going on for several months. If President Trump is vilified so also should Biden and his ilk.

9 months ago

Isn’t this the way other Nations have fallen (pushed) into communism? Manipulation of the facts, outright rebellion and no one dares bring charges of Insurrection. The problem isn’t Trump, it’s the compromised political leaders that have been correctly identified as creatures of the swamp.

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