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Democratic lawmaker confronted in airport by Trump supporters

January 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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UNITED STATES - JANUARY 6: Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif., and other members take cover as protesters attempt to disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Video posted to Instagram shows Democratic Rep. Lou Correa of California being screamed at by apparent pro-Trump supporters in the Dulles International Airport last Thursday, the latest lawmaker accosted by the President's supporters at an airport.

(CNN)Video posted to Instagram shows Democratic Rep. Lou Correa of California being screamed at by apparent pro-Trump supporters in the Dulles International Airport last Thursday, the latest lawmaker accosted by the President's supporters at an airport.

The video is edited, full of profanity and was taken by one of the individuals who yelled at Correa, who posted it on Friday.

In it, Correa is seen being surrounded and confronted by people in the Washington, DC-area airport located in Virginia.

Correa said he was looking forward to a long flight and to go to sleep after the House stayed up late to ratify the Electoral College results following the riot at the Capitol the previous day.

"It was going to be turning violent," said Correa.

"Nobody here voted for you," someone is heard yelling at Correa.

Later, Correa responds, "That's okay, I don't work for you. "

"I don't blame them," Correa said.

"He's essentially said, 'Yeah this is what's going on, go get them,' " said Correa.

The crowd yells at Correa, "Who voted for you?"

"Because I don't take your lies," Correa responded.

Correa said that airport security eventually broke up the crowd around him.

"It shocked me that in an airport with all that security, this kind of an altercation took place," said the congressman.

Correa is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and supportive of the House Democratic effort to impeach the President for inciting the mob to attempt to overturn Trump's loss.

News of Correa's confrontation follows several others involving high profile lawmakers and Trump fans as they traveled to and from the Capitol.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a close ally of Trump who was critical of the President last week, was confronted and screamed at by Trump supporters at Reagan National Airport, according to videos posted on social media Friday.

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