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Oklahoma Politicans React To U.S. Capitol Building Breach By Pro-Trump Extremists

The counting of Electoral College votes in Congress on Wednesday devolved into chaos as pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Republican Senator James Lankford was on the floor objecting to the counting of the vote when the Capitol building was put on lockdown.

You can hear an aide telling Lankford protesters were in the building.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma Republican Congressman Markwayne Mullin told ABC News he witnessed a shooting.

"That person who came through the door, you know, I was right there when they came to the door and when that person got shot. And it’s a tragic situation that took place," Mullin said.

The insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol came after President Donald Trump’s rally in Washington earlier in the day, and will not stop the affirmation of Democrat Joe Biden as the next President.

Logan Layden is a reporter and managing editor for StateImpact Oklahoma.
Ryan LaCroix is the Director of Content and Audience Development for KOSU.
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