Photo shows Vice President Mike Pence, family in hiding on Jan. 6: ABC News Exclusive

A new photo exclusively made available to ABC News shows then-Vice President Mike Pence and his family in hiding after rioters broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6 and he was evacuated from the Senate.
ABC News first published the image on the eve of the Jan. 6 House Committee hearing focused on former President Donald Trump's pressure campaign against Pence.
In it, Pence can be seen with members of his family — Second Lady Karen Pence, his brother, Rep. Greg Pence and his daughter — in the vice president's ceremonial office, just steps from the Senate.
PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence sits with his daughter and brother while Mrs. Karen draws the curtains in the ceremonial room outside the Senate where he was evacuated when Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol, January 6, 2021 (The White House).
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The photo, taken just minutes after the mob breached the Capitol and when Pence and his family were being evacuated from the chamber by his intelligence squad, showed Karen Pence hastily closing the curtains in the room while her daughter looks on anxiously.
According to a source who was in the room, the second lady could see rioters outside the Capitol, so she closed the curtains out of concern the attackers would see her and her family.
The photo was taken after the mob had already breached the Capitol, with some chanting "Hang Mike Pence".
This and other photos were taken by the former Vice President's official photographer, Myles Cullen, who was with Pence day and night January 6th.
While previously described in Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show, they have never been published before.
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Minutes later, Pence and his family were taken downstairs to a loading dock beneath the Capitol complex.
PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence works with his daughter Charlotte on the speech he would deliver before the joint session when Congress reconvened to confirm Joe Biden's election after he returned to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (The White House)
In another White House photo exclusively made available to ABC News, you can see Pence after he returned to the Capitol with his daughter - and worked on the speech he would deliver when the joint session of Congress resumed met to confirm the election of Joe Biden.
PHOTO: Vice President Mike Pence stands before Congress on January 6, 2021, Received Exclusively from ABC News (The White House)
As seen in another photo obtained by ABC News, later that night Pence returned to the House chamber to preside as Congress successfully certified Biden's victory.
“Today was a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol. But thanks to the swift efforts of U.S. Capitol Police, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the violence was quelled. The Capitol is secured and the work of the people continues. ' Pence said.
Jonathan Karl, ABC News' Washington correspondent, is the author of Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show.
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