CINCINNATI — The photos showed a shattered glass table, overturned furniture and debris strewn across an office floor.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio's senior senator from Cleveland, posted the pictures on Twitter on Wednesday. The Democrat said he took the photos of the damage on Jan. 7, a day after supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol building and clashed with law enforcement.
"This is the first time I’m sharing my photos from January 6th," Brown tweeted. "I took these exactly six months ago - the morning after the insurrection. This is what I saw in the Capitol."
This is the first time I’m sharing my photos from January 6th.
I took these exactly six months ago - the morning after the insurrection.
This is what I saw in the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/1atviIbBwa
— Sherrod Brown (@SenSherrodBrown) July 7, 2021
Brown didn't say where the photos were taken and whether they were in his office.
Messages to his office were not returned immediately on Wednesday.
Ohio's other senator, Republican Rob Portman, didn't mark the six-month anniversary with a tweet. But both Portman and Brown backed initial measures to establish an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 riots. That committee was never created after it didn't garner enough support from Senate Republicans.
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Sen. Sherrod Brown shares photos of damage from U.S. Capitol breach