Guam, CNMI congressional delegates safe

Supporters of President Donald Trump gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. (Stephanie Keith/Reuters via ABC News)

The congressional delegates of Guam and the CNMI are safe after supporters of President Trump stormed the Congress building in Washington DC with some members of Congress and their staffers still reportedly inside.

Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas, in his Facebook page, said he and his staff are safe and secured Guam.

“Please pray for peace and healing for our country,” San Nicolas said.

CNMI Representative Gregorio “Kilili” Sablan said he, too, is safe and out of harm’s way.

“The US Capitol is now on lockdown due to protesters storming the building. I am safe and away from harm. Thank you to the Capitol Police for keeping the Capitol campus safe,” Sablan tweeted.

The clashes began as Trump and his allies held a rally earlier in the day pushing the Senate to not certify the election for President-elect Joe Biden. Once inside the Capitol, protesters moved freely and shouted chants while waving “Trump 2020” flags.

As the Trump supporters stormed the building, law enforcement officers inside instructed elected officials, staff and journalists to shelter in place. In a bulletin sent to Capitol staff later in the afternoon, Capitol Police ordered people to lock their doors, remain quiet and silence their electronics.

“If you are in a public space, find a place to hide or seek cover,” the bulletin read. (with a report from ABC News)