Vice President Kamala Harris, who was the vice president-elect on January 6, 2021, was evacuated from the Democratic National Committee headquarters that day when a, a White House official confirmed to CBS News.
According to a U.S. Capitol Police timeline obtained by CBS News, the U.S. Secret Service and Capitol Police evacuated a “protectee” at DNC headquarters at 1:14 p.m., simply minutes after the pipe bomb was found at 1:07 p.m.
Harris mentioned Thursday that she was on the Capitol one yr in the past for a gathering of the Senate Intelligence Committee, however left earlier than the perimeter was breached.
“On that day, I was not only vice president-elect, I was also a United States senator,” Harris mentioned Thursday morning. “And I was here at the Capitol that morning, at a classified hearing with fellow members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Hours later, the gates of the Capitol were breached. I had left. But my thoughts immediately turned not only to my colleagues, but to my staff, who had been forced to seek refuge in our office, converting filing cabinets into barricades.”
Harris returned to the Capitol that night time for the election certification.
A pipe bomb was additionally found on the Republican National Committee headquarters close by. The FBI has launched photographs of the pipe bombs being planted the night time earlier than. The. The FBI has mentioned the pipe bombs have been viable, however the timers did not go off.
Harris’ evacuation was first reported by Politico.
Michael Kaplan and Nicole Sganga contributed to this report.