A Maryland congressman tweeted photos on Wednesday that show him wearing an emergency gas mask while fleeing unrest in the US Capitol — as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly asked that the National Guard be deployed there.
US Rep. David Trone, a Democrat, shot selfies of himself in the protective gear inside the House chamber and in a hallway.
A third shot also shows other three people wearing gas masks as they headed toward an escalator.
“I am safe. We have been evacuated,” Trone wrote.
“Let me be clear: we will not be stopped by this lawless intimidation.”
Pelosi (D-Calif.) is also safe and has asked that the National Guard be deployed to the Capitol, Jake Sherman of Punchbowl News tweeted.
Maryland congressman tweets photos showing him flee Capitol in gas mask The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.