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Rep. Robin Kelly recalls 45-minute Capitol lockdown
“I saw my colleague jump up,” Kelly said. “I wondered what had happened, and I thought the commotion was just among us. But then I found out there was a shooting.”
During a 45-minute lockdown, Kelly and her colleagues were surrounded by security: “We were just on the House floor there with security all around us. We just all stayed right in that area.”
By 3:30 p.m., the House was back in session.
“We didn’t really know what was going on. We were all looking at our phones and I was getting texts from my kids, family and friends, just asking if we were OK,” Kelly said. “It was unnerving.”