‘We sat in the dark. We had the TV on. It was muted.’ Kansas Rep. Davids recounts riot

WASHINGTON – As the U.S. Capitol was overtaken by a deadly mob with men wearing symbols of white nationalism, the first two Native American women to serve in Congress barricaded themselves inside an office and prepared for the worst. Kansas Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids took refuge in her office with New Mexico Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland— who will be the first Native American to lead a federal agency if confirmed secretary of the Interior— and Washington Democratic Rep. Kim Schrirer. “We sat in the dark. We had the TV on. It was muted,” Davids recalled. The three didn’t wait for the official…

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