WASHINGTON — Supporters of President Donald Trump marched on the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday and breached security. Members of the U.S. House and Senate were scheduled to approve the Electoral College vote in favor Joe Biden. Some senators and house members planned to object.
Protestors were inside the Capitol Building. Watch live, events unfold as protesters march on Capitol Hill. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. Use the video player above.
Just in— statement from President George W Bush on unrest at US Capitol: pic.twitter.com/gxGRZqT508— Wes Rapaport (@wesrap) January 6, 2021
Today’s violence and lawlessness was completely unacceptable and undermined both peaceful protest and our efforts to voice legitimate objections to this election. Grateful to our law enforcement.— Rep. Arrington (@RepArrington) January 6, 2021
Let me be very clear: the scenes of chaos at the Capitol do not represent who we are. What we are seeing is a small number of extremists dedicated to lawlessness. This is not dissent, it’s disorder. It borders on sedition, and it must end. Now.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 6, 2021
WATCH: Protestors going through desks on the US Senate floor.— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) January 6, 2021
I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
Those storming the Capitol need to stop NOW.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 6, 2021
The Constitution protects peaceful protest, but violence—from Left or Right— is ALWAYS wrong.
And those engaged in violence are hurting the cause they say they support.
JUST WOW.— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) January 6, 2021
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The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building.— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 6, 2021
United States Capitol Police saved my life.— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) January 6, 2021
Attacks on law enforcement officers trying to do their jobs are never acceptable. Period.
We can passionately protest without being violent.
Right now on the West side of the US Capitol.— Austin Kellerman (@AustinKellerman) January 6, 2021
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