House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland, walks past members of the National Guard as he arrives at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump.
National Guard troops on Wednesday flanked the halls of Congress as the House of Representatives moved toward impeaching President Donald Trump for inciting a violent mob that invaded the Capitol complex a week earlier.
A photographer in the morning captured a striking image of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., walking past Guard members camped on the floor as he headed to a debate over the impeachment.
"That is not some irresponsible new member of the Congress of the United States," Hoyer said.
"This is the daughter of the former Republican whip and former vice president of the United States of America.
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