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Republican Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine asked House managers and former President Donald Trump’s if Trump knew Vice President Mike Pence had been evacuated from the Senate when he sent a disparaging tweet about Pence.

As rioters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, Trump’s tweet at 2:24 p.m. said, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution, giving states a chance to certify a corrected set of facts, not the fraudulent or inaccurate ones which they were asked to previously certify.”

The Secret Service had already evacuated Pence from the Senate, where he was overseeing the Electoral College vote count.

One of the House managers, Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, said Trump had to have known that rioters were inside the building and police were outnumbered, but that he sent no reinforcements.





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