During the U.S. Capitol building riot on January 6, politicians were seen with what looked like plastic bags over their heads and there's a reason why.
Both CNN and The American Press reported that they were actually gas masks that lawmakers were told to put on after rioters stormed the building.
I am safe. We have been evacuated. Let me be clear: we will not be stopped by this lawless intimidation. https://t.co/WWDJst4V1B— Rep. David Trone (@Rep. David Trone) 1609963191.0
The masks were under politicians' seats and they were told that tear gas had been used in the building according to a report from CNN.
The American Press noted that police told members of Congress to put them on.
Congressman David Trone tweeted photos of himself and his colleagues being evacuated while wearing the gas masks.
He said that what happened at the Capitol was "lawless intimidation."
In the early hours of January 7, Donald Trump said in a statement that there will be an "orderly transition" of power.