From Senator Chris Murphy. Read to the end.
The first thing that seemed wrong was how fast the Republican floor staffer was moving toward Senator Chuck Grassley. She abruptly rustled him from his seat in thefront row of the chamber and motioned that he quickly ascend to the dais, to relieve Vice President Mike Pence in the chair.
This transition from Pence to Grassley as presiding officer was expected, so maybe few people noticed anything out of the ordinary. But to me, the pace at which Pence was exiting the chamber seemed alarming. What we did not know, as Grassley was handed the gavel, was that at that very moment, rioters, who had been battling with law enforcement outside for over an… More