WATCH: Tensions Escalate as Two Congressmen Nearly Engage in Fist Fight on House Floor

By  //  January 7, 2021

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(FOX NEWS) – Tensions on Capitol Hill nearly resulted in fisticuffs early Thursday between a Republican and a Democrat in the U.S. House, according to reporter accounts.

The lawmakers were identified as Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., and Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas. What prompted the altercation wasn’t immediately clear.

The pair had to be separated by a Capitol staffer, reporters wrote on Twitter.

Lawmakers remained on Capitol Hill well after midnight after a long Wednesday that included pro-Trump demonstrators storming the Capitol, forcing members of Congress to barricade themselves for safety until the building could be secured.

They resumed debating the electoral college results around 8 p.m. ET and the near-fisticuffs sparked around 2 a.m. ET Thursday, Fox News’ Chad Pergram wrote on Twitter.

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Argument involved Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., left, and Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas.

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