Washington, D.C. — Both houses of Congress were locked down early Wednesday afternoon as protesters stormed the United States Capitol as the house and senate were each debating the acceptance and counting of the Electoral College votes that would officially name the next President.
Many Trump supporters believe that the election was rigged in favor of Democrat Joe Biden.
Both of Iowa’s U.S. Senators and all four members of the Iowa delegation in the U.S. House are safe and five of the six have issued public statements denouncing the violence that has erupted in the Capitol. Senator Chuck Grassley is third in line to the presidency and his staff has announced Grassley is safe in a secure location.
Republican Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull tweeted that “the world is watching” and violence is never the answer.
In a text message exchange with KIWA, Feenstra said he was safe and termed Wednesday’s turn of events at the U.S. Capitol, “extremely disappointing.”