Two House members nearly came to blows and had to be separated by a Capitol staffer after several lawmakers had preached about coming together as Americans.
The wild scene took place as lawmakers debated certifying the Electoral votes from Pennsylvania.
An altercation reportedly took place between Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) and Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX), though what prompted it remains unclear.
Reporters in attendance, according to Fox News, suggest Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb’s characterization of the violence earlier in the day may have prompted the scuffle.
“It didn’t materialize out of nowhere,” Lamb said of the violence. “It was inspired by lies. The same lies that you’re hearing in this room tonight.”
Republicans objected, to which Lamb responded, “The truth hurts!”
C-Span video captured Lamb speaking and a commotion behind him.
Harris is a 63-year-old U.S. Navy veteran while Allred is a 37-year-old former college football player at Baylor.
A shouting match occurred between Representatives Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Colin Allred (D-Texas). The Representatives approached each other in the House Chamber’s aisle, causing several house members to clear the benches. No punches were thrown. pic.twitter.com/63iKW079VM
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) January 7, 2021
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House Members Andy Harris and Colin Allred Almost Come to Blows
Remarkably, this near-fight took place late into the night where lawmakers spent countless minutes preaching to the American people about unity and coming together.
After witnessing the violence at the Capitol, numerous Republicans backed down from contesting the election and defending the Constitution as some sort of olive branch to Democrats who have been fomenting discord for months.
Republican Sens. Steve Daines and James Lankford, CNN notes, said: “We must stand together as Americans. We must defend our Constitution and the rule of law.”
Yet Lamb accused lawmakers in the chamber of being liars for defending the Constitution. That doesn’t sound like coming together.
1. Republicans objected to Lamb’s description of riots on the House floor.
2. Pelosi shut that down
3. GOP kept yelling
4. Democrats started yelling
5. I saw Rep. Andy Harris face Dems, taunt them and make gestures ithat read to me as “bring ilet’s fight”
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) January 7, 2021
6. Democrats got on feet, from other side of the chamber many (a dozen?) started moving quickly, almost running thru rows to where Harris was.
7. Republicans started doing same.
8. A staffer – it may have been the Sgt. at Arms moved even more quickly to separate them.
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) January 7, 2021
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The House Literally Preached Unity
House Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy received a standing ovation for a speech that stated while Democrats and Republicans might not agree on everything, “now is the moment to show America that we work best together.”
“Mobs don’t rule America. Laws rule America,” he added. “It was true when our cities were burning this summer and it is true now.”
And to symbolize that ‘unity,’ Mass Live reports:
The comment got loud applause from Republicans. Democrats in the chamber sat silently.
Just like they did for years’ worth of State of the Union speeches when President Trump repeatedly urged unity between the two parties.
Our democracy cannot be disrupted by criminal behavior. We will not falter. We will not bend. We will not shrink from our duty.
Mobs don’t rule America—laws do. pic.twitter.com/ca0gHJEBbl
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 7, 2021
The New York Times revealed that after President-elect Joe Biden’s victory had been certified by lawmakers, the Senate chaplain delivered “a powerful prayer calling for unity.”
“Use us to bring healing and unity to our hurting and divided nation and world,” chaplain Barry C. Black said. “Thank you for what you have blessed our lawmakers to accomplish in spite of threats to liberty.”
What a great example Lamb, Allred, and Harris have set.
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When was the last time e pluribus unum meant anything ? Part of this society has been deliberately working to destroy that unity, with the Critical Race Theory and its attendent consequences.
”Calls for unity” means submit to communist tyranny
order in the hause she says, okay, i'll have a blt
No unity with traitors. Not now. Not ever!
In America it’s the rule of law and he Constitution that not when it benefits the Democrats. But that all goes out the window when it applies to the illegitimate vote in 6 states.
I think PI is afraid to let the issue be discussed….
And if the GOP had "won" the fight, the Dems would have called them all instigators, racists, bigots, and misogynists, and using, of course, "white privilege" to overpower them…and the leftist media would back them on it…
There is no possibility of unity with the liberal dem bloodsucking parasitical ticks.
The only answer to dealing with the liberal scum is civil war.
We have cordially despised them for 60 years That started to evolve in 2009, today, we hate them wit a depth, intensity and and bitterness, that has no bottom.
Everyone should close tweeter, FB, Instagram accounts, dump their stock if own any before they are worthless, stop buying from Amazon, buy direct from the seller/merchant don't wait.
I'll tell you what I can do, what I am doing, and you can too. I refuse to spend one red cent, patronize or support any business that cancels or punishes Trump for what I consider false blame on their part. That goes for some of the spineless Republicans whose campaigns I contributed to. That's what I can do with my money. They can feel that. I will not answer their call.
Citizens, it’s now time to stop donating money to ALL politicians!! Money donated now goes into their pockets and used buying stocks to companies They will pass legislation on in near future and will become filthy richer!!
we need to quickly supply all outspoken Democrats with sparkling white bulls-eye t shirts , also a dollar value or
Its far past time to ban all swamp rats from the US. The handful of RINOs, and the ARMY of leftist scum in the DNC.
LOL! They probably would!
Democrats would cheat at this too.
This might be the only way for Congress to get anything done. Duke it out; winner gets his bill passed . . . !
What a joke! They can't even have UNITY in the House and they want this country to have UNITY when half the country knows the election was stolen. B S!
A "LIe", is still a LIE . . . our once proud system, is now clearly "Broken", our POLITICO'S have clearly "Failed Us" . . . which raises the question . . . "What's now to be Done" ?, if this SHAM, is allowed to continue, our country is "Doomed" . . .
A LIE, is still a "Lie" . . . there's "No Gray Area". Our once "Proud" system, is now clearly BROKEN . . . if we allow this "Sham" to continue, our country is DOOMED !. Our "Politio's" have seriously FAILED US . . . the question now is . . . "What's to be Done" ?
I think Kevin McCarthy should run for President in 2024. He is smart, calm, is an excellent speaker and seems to have a very level head on his shoulders.
Rich thieves, if they steal elections what's the difference if they steal our money? Which is worse? And it makes me wonder how big a share of the pot the majority of reps get? The DNC is desperate to discredit President Trump because they know he'll stay on the scent and they stink. As for the GOP? What's a Republican anyways? I'm not, not any more.
The house is acting like the spoiled little rich brats that they are
The Democratic Party and it's dictatorial assumption of power has made unity in this country an impossibility. Wo in their right mind wants to give up their rights and freedom to a bunch of criminal dictators?
The Marxist democrats are advocating for unity within the party. The peace they want from everyone else is acceptance of their control and agenda. But I will never bend the knee to them or raise my fist and declare power to the government!
The same party that attacked President Trump for four years is now preaching unity-can you say hypocrites? The election was stolen and there is plenty of solid evidence. Sadly not one court would take the case requests to review the evidence.
After the way they have treated Trump, they preach unity. Really?
I have to say as a group, I've never seen a bigger group of hypocrites as the Democrats!!!!!
Dem Unity = Agree with us or you're Nazis to be purged!
I will never unite with communists
Joe Biden is a fake president.
He was selected, NOT ELECTED.
There will be NO unity.
Coup is Not accepted BP you 75%
Old Traitor China Joe is DREAMING.
We do NOT accept illegal elections.
We have a long way to go to come together. Both sides need to say lets come together and let it go for Americas sake and not the Republicans nor the Democrats.
I get the impression that President Trump realizes he has lost this battle, however, one lost battle does not a war win. He is keeping his powder dry by appearing to surrender. He is very smart in this maneuver as another impeachment, that stands, would disqualify him from ever holding another gov't position, i.e. President. If he can sustain for the next 12 days then he will leave with the ability to run again in 2024. However, his health permitting, he will be, I believe, extremely active for the next 4 years. He is not the type to take something like this lying down. All these RINO repubs, if I were them, would be quaking in my boots. He will be soliciting money to go after, and primary every one of these POS's. I cannot speak for all of his supporters, but I am going nowhere MAGA.
Mobs made a lot of headway for most of the year from the left and caused considerable damage and those damn face mask didn't mean frigging thing to them….A infiltrated Trump rally in DC has now taken on the blame is on Trump and it's alright to destroy property and assault others anywhere but in DC, the do nothings who spent a full year touting COVID and obstructing were insulted…almost they still used this false flag to demean Trump and plant the hate for "24"…..A non political special counsel to look into this Fraud from top to bottom is now the means of finding out who and what is responsible and derelict…..Nothing here that isn't true…PI
Did you mean when he admitted "we have the most extensive voter fraud organization in history". You're right. That's exactly what he said. He should have been arrested on the spot!
Biden admitted the election was stolen BEFORE the election. And nobody did anything. They knew we would be complacent and do nothing. They were partying during the election. They told Biden he doesn't have to do anything. He's going to win. Stay on his basement.
Oh Pelosi might be bull headed…but…I BET
the old bag might LEARN …you don’t take American most valued
and say….we stole the ElECTION. .
Now u run alone be nice & follow lije sheep..
No healing after stealing.
Heres the news patriots, Trump and q set them up the buffalo man and others they thought were antifa werent antifa, they were sent by q , if i could post pics here I would, I have a pic of buffalo man holding a sign saying q sent me and another pic saying they got all these idiots laptops when they evacuated the building, and they got caught sending texts to antifa blm and the fake news. and one with buffalo man and rudy and what looks like lin wood not sure, but anyway that pic says CHECK MATE , :) we got them
Democrats IF they can’t win ….they STEAL.. then. Say….
U ….run alone & be nice….join in our Coup….
The Democrat party has revealed beyond any doubt what they are. They call for unity while they slander and lie about people. They cheat and steal elections. Nancy Pelosi is showing serious signs of Megalomania, she has the spite of a demon. They lied about the demonstration. They orchestrated BLM people to infiltrate and be violent. After all, they condoned the riots, statue toppling and murder of last summer. After all their devious, cheating, lying behavior ever since Trump announced his run, they now pretend to want unity. To them, unity is bowing and acquiescing to them totally. They want to be our masters. They are the Caesars, the Romanovs, the Hitlers and the Stalins. They are shameful. They are of their father the devil. They stand for everything that is evil, while they attack, slander and lie about those they have chosen to make their enemies. They have gained control over everything, after years of plotting and scheming and cheating. America, now your chickens have truly come home to roost. You have sold out to the devil.
The young lying punk needs his rear end kicked in and his punk face slapped.
But I said the investigations on Biden should begin the day after he's inaugurated, just like the Dems did to Trump. Then we can move on to impeachment! We can make his life a living he ll just like the Democrats did to Trump and his family. Turn about is fair play. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Let the games begin!
Biden isn't even sworn in and already he has 55% approval? Trump's approval rating reached 49% and Biden beats Trump before he's in the white house? What a crock of you know what…
The Orwellian Party (& their Ministry of Truth & Thought Police) is now in charge. God help us.
After the 4 years that the democrat scum just gave to this country, Biden's presidency should be exactly the same as was given to Trump with no exception. Of course he won't get 98% negative coverage that the liberals that call themselves reporters have given to this nation since Trump was elected so of course it will be nothing the same. Liberalism is truly the mental disease of the worthless in America.
I would say…
Listening for shots…
Puts you in mind of when Preston Brooks—a proslavery Democrat—attacked Charles Sumner in 1856—an abolitionist Republican—after Sumner presented an antiabortion speech on the House floor in the Capital building. Brooks almost beat Sumner to death with a cane. This was all in the lead up to the Civil War. Makes you wonder if history is repeating itself…?
I think the football player needs to be replaced. He should have been attacking the vile and evil lamb instead of an American veteran.
At least we have seen some passion in our Congress. Emotions are raw with all of the corruption going on with fraud happening in our voting systems, closing down businesses because of Covid and quarantining people to their homes for seven, ten, or fourteen days, and our local or state governors deciding who are essential workers, and people not having any money for their living expenses. These tactics are used in Communist countries to control their populations.
Since Congress never gets anything done anyway, maybe this is a good idea. Dems and Republicans can duke it out, with the winner getting their legislation passed. Why not . . . ?