U.S. Representatives from Northeast Florida condemn violence on Capitol Hill

The Northeast Florida contingent in the U.S. House of Representatives is condemning the violence that took place today on Capitol Hill.

Republican Rep. Michael Waltz says he thinks what happened is sad and dispicaple.

“Whether it’s social justice, whether it’s an election they feel like it was stolen, violence isn’t the answer,” Waltz tells WOKV.

Fellow Republican Rep. John Rutherford tells WOKV the lawlessness is un-American.

“Congress was following a peaceful and well laid out legal process, and these folks have now turned it into a national disgrace,” Rutherford says.

Meanwhile, Democrat Al Lawson released a statement saying it’s a sad day for democracy.

“This is an embarrassment, and a direct result of President Trump’s inability to accept his loss,” Lawson says in the statement. “This mob was incited by the president and his four years of disgraceful rhetoric. Never in the history of our country have we seen anything like this. My Republican colleagues who have sat back, and watched as the president instigated this anarchy should all be ashamed of themselves.

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