Rep. Ronny Jackson, from Texas, offered Newsmax her opinion on what she thought about the Capitol Storming.
“Just in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Jackson told host Sean Spicer on Thursday’s Spicer & Co. “That’s what was so horrible about yesterday. That was not supposed to happen in this country.
“People, brave Americans, have died in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect the ability for us to meet on the floor of the House and have a civil debate about issues, and that was taken away from us yesterday.”
“Some projectiles were coming through the window, knocking the glass out,” Jackson said after rioters protesting Joe Biden’s election victory stormed the Capitol building. “At that point, that’s when the Capitol Police, the few that were in there with us, decided it was better off to take our chances and go out the other side.”
“Jackson said he “did not see this coming,” largely because he walked through crowds attending a pro-President Donald Trump rally earlier in the day and found them to be peaceful.”
Jackson described the moment protesters attempted to access the house floor:
“All of a sudden, there was intense pounding on a couple of the doors, like people were trying to knock the doors down,” Jackson said. “They had locked the doors, but they weren’t just pushing or knocking on the doors, they were throwing themselves into doors. The doors were buckling.
“We started grabbing furniture and dragged furniture and piled furniture in front of the doors.”
“I don’t know how to describe it other than to say it was absolutely insane,” he said.
Baseless claims of violence
Media website Mediaite claims they have sources who overheard Trump supporters calling for Mike Pence to be killed.
”I heard at least 3 different rioters at the Capitol say that they hoped to find Vice President Mike Pence and execute him by hanging him from a Capitol Hill tree as a traitor,” Bourg wrote. ”It was a common line being repeated. Many more were just talking about how the VP should be executed.”