Idaho News 6 is keeping in contact with members of Idaho's congressional delegation as rioters are at the U.S. Capitol.
The office for Rep. Russ Fulcher, who signed on to the protest of the official electoral count earlier Wednesday, was first to shelter-in-place because of suspicious activity near the Longworth House Office Building. His staff tells us they, as well as the Congressman, are safe at this time.
I will always respect our citizens' First Amendment rights-- and the rule of law. The violence seen today, and this past summer, is unacceptable. It does not move us closer to solutions.— Rep. Russ Fulcher (@RepRussFulcher) January 6, 2021
Rep. Mike Simpson is also safe, along with his staff in the Rayburn House Building.
We have a constitutional right to peaceful protests but the clashes with police and destruction of property must stop now. We can disagree in a better way.— Cong. Mike Simpson (@CongMikeSimpson) January 6, 2021
Senator Mike Crapo's staff has confirmed he and his staff are safe. Their office in the Dirksen Senate Office Building was put on lockdown.
The violence we are seeing at the Capitol is wholly unacceptable. It must be stopped immediately and all perpetrators prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. God bless the Capitol Police, National Guard and other law enforcement on the scene here and at other sites.— Senator Mike Crapo (@MikeCrapo) January 6, 2021
The staff of Senator Jim Risch in the Russell Senate Office Building say they were able to evacuate before the lockdown happened and Sen. Risch is confirmed to be safe.
This nonsense and violence needs to stop now.— Jim Risch (@SenatorRisch) January 6, 2021
Governor Brad Little also tweeted about the riots happening at the U.S. Capitol.
The violence at the U.S. Capitol is inexcusable and must stop. In Idaho, we uphold the tenets of the First Amendment, but what we are seeing in D.C. is not peaceful expression. Idahoans stand up for law enforcement and respect the rule of law.— Brad Little (@GovernorLittle) January 6, 2021
The National Guard, Secret Service and agents from the Department of Homeland Security are responding to the situation at the U.S. Capitol. You can read the latest information on the situation here.