Two members of the House confronted each other on the House floor over a push to strike another members’ remarks from the record.
It began when Rep. Morgan Griffith, a Republican from Virginia, objected to what Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Conor Lamb said during the Pennsylvania Electoral College challenge debate.
This is what Lamb said that led to GOP members objecting:
“Enough has been done today here today already to try to strip this Congress of its dignity and these objectors don’t need to do anymore. We know that that attack today, it didn’t materialize out of nowhere, it was inspired by lies, the same lies that you’re hearing in this room tonight. And the members who are repeating those lies should be ashamed of themselves, their constituents should be ashamed of them,” he said.
Rep. Andy Harris and Rep. Colin Allred yelled at each other to “sit down” “no, you sit down!” from across the floor.
They both then confronted each other in the aisle. At least a dozen other members bench cleared from their sides. Rep. Al Lawson of Florida, Jamie Raskin of Maryland, and a senior Democratic staffer helped break up the confrontation.
According to CNN’s Kristin Wilson, who was in the room, the situation diffused fairly quickly but tensions were high.
The deputy Sergeant-at-Arms showed up in the scrum.