WATCH: Tensions Escalate as Two Congressmen Nearly Engage in Fist Fight on House Floor
By Fox News // January 7, 2021
A shouting match occurred between Representatives Andy Harris (R-Md.) and Colin Allred (D-Texas). The Representatives approached each other in the House Chamber’s aisle, causing several house members to clear the benches. No punches were thrown. pic.twitter.com/63iKW079VM
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) January 7, 2021
(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.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE ON FOX NEWS
CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS