Vice President Kamala Harris was inside the Democratic National Committee headquarters on Jan. 6, 2021, when a pipe bomb was found outside the constructing, a White House official confirmed to ABC News.
She was then evacuated.
The information was first reported by Politico.
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks from Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol to mark the one yr anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by supporters loyal to then-President Donald Trump, Jan. 6, 2022.
Capitol Police started investigating the pipe bomb on Jan. 6, 2021 at 1:07 p.m., in response to an official Capitol Police timeline of occasions Politico reviews it obtained, and Secret Service evacuated a “protectee” at roughly 1:14 p.m, seven minutes later. Sources confirmed to Politico that Harris was the “protectee” who was referred to in the timeline.
“On that day I was not only vice president elect, I was also a United States Senator. And I was here at the Capitol that morning, at a classified hearing with fellow members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Hours later, the gates of the Capitol were breached,” Harris stated in remarks Thursday morning. “I had left, but my thoughts immediately turned, not only to my colleagues, but to my staff, who had been forced to seek refuge in our office, converting filing cabinets into barricades.”
Both the DNC pipe bomb and one other positioned outside the Republican National Committee have been found after the vote counting had began — at 1p.m.
It’s nonetheless a thriller to federal officers who planted them.
The FBI has achieved over 900 interviews on the case alone, they’ve collected 39,000 video recordsdata and 400 suggestions concerning the identification of the suspect. The FBI and ATF are providing a reward of $100,000.