A pro-Trump mob on Wednesday stormed the US Capitol as part of its "Stop the Steal" protest that baselessly alleged President-elect Joe Biden's win was the result of widespread voter fraud.
Some rioters entered the office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who was elected this week to another term as the speaker of the House.
CNN first reported that a person had left a threatening note for Pelosi, which said: "WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN."
There have been bipartisan calls for those who stormed the Capitol to leave the building and follow the instructions of authorities.
An ominous note was left for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her office Wednesday after rioters in support of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol building as lawmakers were discussing the certification of the 2020 election results.
CNN first reported the existence of the note, which was left on a desk in Pelosi's office atop a computer keyboard. The note was written on a manila folder in red ink.
"WE WILL NOT BACK DOWN," the note said.
The New York Times reported Pelosi's office was vandalized by some of the president's supporters who mobbed the Capitol on Wednesday. Congress was forced to abruptly enter recess. Vandals ripped photos off the wall and flipped furniture in the house speaker's office, according to The Times.
Pelosi on Sunday was reelected by her peers in Congress to serve her fourth term as speaker of the House.
The rioters came to Washington, DC, Wednesday to protest as part of the "Stop the Steal" movement, which is named for Trump's baseless claims of widespread fraud in the election. Their actions were condemned by both Democrats and Republicans. Trump had previously encouraged his followers to come to Washington to protect the certification of the election results.
President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday called the mob of Trump supporters a "violent siege" and an "insurrection," urging for calm amid the chaos.
In a joint statement with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Pelosi said she was "calling on President Trump to demand that all protesters leave the US Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately."
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican leading the effort to object to the certification of the election results in the Senate, tweeted: "Those storming the Capitol need to stop NOW."
And in a video posted on Twitter, Trump urged his followers to leave the Capitol and head home, though he repeated his baseless accusations about the 2020 election.
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