Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna said he left his congressional office to grab some Chinese food, and when he got back, he received calls from staff telling him to stay away from the building because of a security threat.
“Honestly, it did bring back memories of January 6th,” he said, referring to the Capitol insurrection.
He said he is grateful to Capitol Police and spoke to an officer, who instructed him to wait in his car.
“It’s really sad, because I had thought once the barriers were removed, that we were moving back to some sense of normalcy. But this just shows the level of risk that there still is and really sad this is happening at the Capitol,” he told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin.
“There is a sense that now … simply going to work is something that has become dangerous. And I can’t imagine saying that, that going to the United States Capitol to represent your constituents, is actually a dangerous thing in the United States of America. It’s just deeply saddening,” he said.