There was an armed standoff that occurred as U.S. Capitol Police barricaded the front doors of the House chamber to protect those inside while Trump supporters attempted to bust down the doors.
"People are being hurt. This is unacceptable," GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News, confirming that shots had been fired inside the Capitol.
Washington is under a citywide curfew until Thursday morning.
The chaotic scene unfolded as Congress began the process of certifying the presidential election results.
During a rally on Wednesday, Trump bashed the Supreme Court and told supporters that "we will never concede," as Congress meets to officially certify the results of the 2020 election.
Federal officers used pepper spray and batons on Trump supporters trying to storm the Capitol building.
Young said he will uphold his constitutional duty to vote to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election even though he wished President Donald Trump won re-election.
"Well, it turns out that telling the voters that the election is rigged is not a great way to turn out your voters," Republican Senator Mitt Romney said.
"Donald Trump has just begun. I'm a part of his team. And we're going to take back this country," the former Democrat said.
"How many injuries to American democracy can my Republican Party tolerate, excuse and champion?" Flake wrote in a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday.
Expansive COVID relief, $15 federal minimum wage and renewable energy infrastructure package among calls made by progressive Democrats in response to victory in Georgia senatorial runoffs
"Today is the day American patriots start taking down names and kicking ass," the GOP congressman said to loud cheers.
The Electoral College affirmed Joe Biden's win over President Donald Trump last month in a 306-232 vote.
Despite challenges, courts have routinely noted the Constitution's approval of legislative prayers—by chaplains, volunteers and even elected officials.
Republican senators joined several GOP colleagues in warning that the attempt to overturn Biden's victory would be unconstitutional and set a dangerous precedent.
The former GOP California governor said lawmakers objecting to Biden's win will be remembered as "villains" by their grandchildren.
Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) claimed he will preside over the joint session to certify the Electoral College results, causing confusion as to whether Vice President Mike Pence will attend.
The Daily Poster reported that the group Doctor Patient Unity spent millions in 2019 lobbying against legislation that would stop surprise emergency bills.
"I concluded with a lighthearted pun in recognition of the record number of women who will be representing the American people in Congress during this term," Emanuel Cleaver said after receiving backlash for saying "a-woman" in his prayer.
"I'm concerned about the division in America, that's the biggest issue. But obviously, this is not healthy for the Republican Party, either," Sen. Ben Sasse warned of contesting Biden's win. "But what's good for America is the main question here. This is bad for the country and bad for the party."
The Missouri senator told the network that his challenge of the Electoral College results was simply due to the concerns his constituents had raised about the election.
"Let me be clear," Senator Josh Hawley tweeted on Monday. "My family & I will not be intimidated by leftwing violence"
"The American people deserve a platform in Congress, permitted under the Constitution, to have election issues presented so that they can be addressed," Senator Kelly Loeffler said in a Monday statement.
"When we decide that we want to supersede the judgment of the states, be careful," Republican Representative Ken Buck of Colorado cautioned.
Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, urged for "everybody" to listen to the roughly hour-long phone call in which the commander in chief repeatedly pushed Georgia's top election official to commit fraud.
Brian Kilmeade pointed out that "just because you voted for the president doesn't mean there's actual evidence" of voter fraud that would change the election results.
In this video tweet Sunday night, Lauren Boebert can be seen chambering a magazine clip into a pistol and sliding the gun into a concealed holster.
"The text of the Constitution is clear. States select electors. Congress does not," wrote the group of GOP representatives.
"Further attempts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election are contrary to the clearly expressed will of the American people," the group of Republican, Democratic and independent lawmakers said.
"I won't belabor it, but that's not a yes or no whether you would sustain the veto or not," Bret Baier told the GOP senator.