Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley announced the security of the boxes containing the electoral college vote cards, before the Senate hall in the Capitol was stormed.
In a tweet, Merkley wrote: “The Electoral College votes were rescued from the Senate hall.”
“Had it not been rescued by our distinguished people, it would have been burned in the chaos,” he added.
Electoral college ballots rescued from the Senate floor. If our capable floor staff hadn’t grabbed them, they would have been burned by the mob. pic.twitter.com/2JCauUIlvg
— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) January 6, 2021