“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,” said Senator Ted Cruz.
The DC Mayor’s office and the Speaker’s office have both requested the presence of the National Guard to clear the U.S. Capitol.
Trump said on Twitter moments ago, “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!”
….. A little too late.
Earlier, D.C. Trump Protesters have breached the Capitol Building, and have split into both chambers, House and Senate.
“All the buildings in the US Capitol Complex are now under lockdown following a security threat from Trump supporters, forcing Congress to recess during a joint session to formally count Electoral College votes,” said the National Gaurd in a statement.
A woman was shot at the capital during the breach of the House and Senate Chambers. The woman was pronounced dead at an area hospital, a spokesperson with the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed.