Legislators are being urged to travel via tunnels on Wednesday when civil unrest is possible in Washington, DC as Congress convenes for the Electoral College vote.
Members of the House and Senate were sent a memo detailing security measures in place in the nation’s capital with the House sergeant-at-arms warning to “expect demonstration activity and street closures,” according to Bloomberg News.
The guidance also advises lawmakers to use underground tunnels for travel between chambers in the Capitol and to nearby office buildings.
Authorities are bracing for protests in the city on Wednesday. Mayor Muriel Bowser has requested help from the National Guard and some businesses have boarded up their storefronts ahead of the vote.
Bowser has also advised residents to not travel downtown on Tuesday and Wednesday.
“We will do what we must to ensure all who attend remain peaceful,” she said in a statement on Sunday.
On Monday night, far-left protesters swarmed Sen. Josh Hawley’s home in DC.
“Antifa scumbags came to our place in DC and threatened my wife and newborn daughter, who can’t travel,” the Republican tweeted. “They screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open our door.”