Kamala Harris was inside the DNC on Jan. 6 when pipe bomb was detected

United States Vice President Kamala Harris was evacuated from the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington  on Jan. 6, 2021, minutes after a pipe bomb was discovered nearby.

Kamala the then-vice president-elect was the unnamed “protectee” listed as being removed from the building at approximately 1:14 p.m. ET on January 6, 2021.

The evacuation came just seven minutes after Capitol Police began investigating the bomb, according to an internal police timeline.

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the attack, Harris underscored the severity of the January 6 insurrection by comparing it to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

In remarks on Thursday, Harris said she had been inside the Capitol that morning for a classified Senate Intelligence Committee briefing before leaving.

“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 said.

“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.”

At the time, the Office of the Vice President-elect had declined to comment on Harris’ whereabouts, but an aide told CNN she was “safe,” as violence ravaged the Capitol.