Lawmakers pleaded for help as fear set in

A Capitol police text blared on every phone: “Due to security threat inside: immediately, move inside your office, take emergency equipment, lock the doors, take shelter.”

STORMING OF THE CAPITOL


The aide to McConnell (R-Ky.) darted down a side hallway lined with offices. He jiggled one locked doorknob, then another. A coworker poked his head out of the office of McConnell’s speechwriter. The adviser lunged, pushing him and a colleague back...

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