Capitol elevator gets stuck

March 16, 2006 at 3:07 PM

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- That wasn't a secret Republican caucus in the elevator at the U.S. Capitol -- a group of 11 congressmen was stuck.

The incident occurred Tuesday evening as the House prepared for its customary round of 6:30 p.m. votes, The Hill reported.

"We all exchanged stories. We had a nice talk," Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., told the newspaper.

Aides had to pry the doors open once the car made it halfway up to the second floor. Lawmakers then climbed out.

"It was a very dignified exit," Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said.

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