10:23 a.m. on 7 January 7, 2021 CST – Updated at 11:09 am on Jan. January 2021 CST

WASHINGTON – Dallas Rep. Colin Allred wasn’t embroiled in a near-floor scuffle on the floor of the house early Thursday morning as Congress worked to complete the electoral college vote count, contrary to some erroneous media coverage >

The internet lit up in those early hours after some reports said the Democrat nearly got hit with Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md over another Democrat who said Republicans had come across allegations of widespread election fraud lied in key state of Pennsylvania

But a reporter at the House gallery, Alex Daugherty of the Miami Herald, was final in real time that it was Rep Al Lawson, D-Fla, who was involved in the dispute instead

“When I saw reports that it was Colin Allred who almost got hit with Andy Harris, it wasn’t,” he wrote on Twitter at 1:52 pm Eastern explaining that Lawson, a former college basketball player , got up from his seat to face Harris “It was Al Lawson, Democrat from Tallahassee”

Reports see that it was Colin Allred who almost got hit with Andy Harris. It wasn’t. It was Al Lawson, Democrat from Tallahassee

Later on Thursday morning – when some media continued to label the Texan as the one at the center of the tense moment – Allred’s office issued a statement that the Congressman “was not involved in the initial confrontation and at no point did he close it of physical violence ”

“After seeing a disagreement among members shortly before the physical confrontation, Congressman Allred approached his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in hopes of defusing the situation and relieving tension,” his office said / p>

Allred’s office pointed to a C-SPAN video in which Allred can be heard: “Are you serious, man? Didn’t you have enough violence for today?”

Then Allred’s office shared a statement from Harris who said in a press release that “nothing physical has ever happened or would happen” and that “Allred only stepped in to ease tension at the end of a difficult day”

Television cameras in the chamber are house controlled and usually remain trained for those who actually speak. The dispute between Lawson and Harris happened near the back of the chamber so it was off camera and therefore difficult was just sorting out from the C-SPAN feed

“There Will Be Order in the House” Watch as tensions rise on the floor of the house during the #ElectoralCollege Vote Objection debate in PennsylvaniaNote: C-SPAN does not control cameras in the house ImageTwittercom / sQ1vAIxc0t

What led to the tension was a speech by Rep Conor Lamb, a Pennsylvania Democrat who blamed GOP lawmakers in part for the violent mob that broke through the Capitol on Wednesday

“We know that this attack did not come from nowhere today, but from was inspired by the same lies you are hearing in this room tonight, “he said.” Members repeating these lies should be ashamed, their constituents should be ashamed “


Tension erupted between Harris and Lawson when Republican lawmakers called for Lamb’s comments to be removed from Minutes. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi eventually put the house back in order and the meeting went off without incident

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He came to DC. In 2016 from The News’ Austin office, he also previously worked in Dallas, covering everything from City Hall to transportation to former President George W. Busch is a graduate of the University of South Carolina

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World News – US – No, Dallas Rep. Colin Allred was not involved in a near-floor brawl during the electoral college vote count

Source: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2021/01/07/no-dallas-rep-colin-allred-wasnt-involved-in-a-near-scuffle-on-house-floor-during-count-of-electoral-college-votes/