Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) said after a crowd stormed the Capitol on Wednesday that “several” representatives were glad they were armed during the siege, when they were barricaded in their offices with their staffs for several hours.
“The next member who argues Congressmen shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms at work needs to be laughed out of the Capitol,” Massie tweeted.
Massie and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) co-chair the House Second Amendment Caucus, which was created on January 3 just a few days before the Capitol riot took place.
Boebert said in December that she would carry her firearm on a daily basis while working in Washington and had completed the requirements for a concealed carry license.
Capitol Police were overwhelmed by the protesters who decided to force their way past barricades and into the building, where they had clashes with security forces and caused damage.
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