Members of Idaho's congressional delegation safe in Washington D.C.

Posted at 1:56 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 09:01:09-05

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.

Rep. Mike Simpson is also safe, along with his staff in the Rayburn House Building.

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 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.

Governor Brad Little also tweeted about the riots happening at the U.S. Capitol.

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.