WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDSU) — Rep. Clay Higgins is asking protesters to stand down after chaos erupted at the Capitol Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
A large group of protesters gathered outside of Senate chambers Wednesday afternoon, breaching barricades at the Capitol building and outside Senate chambers in Washington, according to multiple reports.
House and Senate debates about Electoral College objections have been placed on recess.
Higgins called the breach of security unacceptable.
“Violence and lawlessness are unacceptable. This must end now. This is not American,” Higgins said on Twitter.