Thousands of President Trump supporters have broken through blockades and stormed the Capitol building after Vice President Pence announced he does not believe that he “unilaterally” has the ability to accept or reject electoral votes.

“After an election with significant allegations of voting irregularities and numerous instances of officials setting aside state election law, I share the concerns of millions of Americans about the integrity of the election,” wrote Pence.

“It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” Pence continued.

Trump supporters number in their hundreds of thousands, according to the president, who addressed the patriots at a rally in Washington, as they gathered to protest the fraudulent election that deprived them of their vote for the president.

Things had appeared to be peaceful until a large group of protesters who were dressed in pro-Trump gear, broke through barricades at the Capitol as Congress began its debate over voter fraud.

President Trump has called for peace, telling the group violence is not the way.

 

The Blaze’s Elijah Schaffer described the scene, “Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building — fighting federal police who are overrun,” he tweeted. “This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Thousands, police can’t stop them.”

Both chambers went into recess, and the Capitol was placed under lockdown.

Schaffer posted a video of a small group of individuals fighting with police inside the building. At one point, some were right outside the Senate chamber as lawmakers convened inside.

“Full anarchy at this ‘mostly peaceful’ demonstration,” Schaffer wrote. “The people have pushed through & are storming to main chambers.”