Trump supporters stormed into some of the most restricted areas outside and inside the building, while members of Congress were placed under a lockdown. The day’s business, a ceremonial counting of the Electoral College, was halted as members of Congress sheltered in place. Click here for more information.
“Our great Nation has no tolerance for the violence we see in Washington today,” said State Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound. “America was founded over 200 years ago with systems in place to ensure the preservation of a free and just society. We must honor our founding principles and denounce such flagrant attacks on our democracy. I pray for our public safety officers and those working to restore peace throughout our country. May God heal these United States of America!”
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, TX-26, posted a short tweet Wednesday thanking the Capitol police and adding that “violence is never an acceptable answer.”
I want to thank Capitol Police for their bravery and for keeping those on Capitol grounds safe. Violence is never an acceptable answer.
— Michael Burgess, MD (@michaelcburgess) January 6, 2021
What’s happening in our nation’s capitol is heartbreaking. We must remember who we are as Americans. Respect for our democracy, our institutions, and each other is so important. We are better than this.
— Senator Jane Nelson (@SenJaneNelson) January 6, 2021
Those storming the Capitol need to stop NOW.
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.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 6, 2021