WASHINGTON D.C. — Wyoming Republican Senators Cynthia Lummis and John Barrasso both tweeted responses Wednesday afternoon in response to the Trump supporters who swarmed the United State Capitol.
Lummis tweeted, “An attack on the Capitol is an attack on democracy. Today we are trying to use the democratic process to address grievances. This violence inhibits our ability to do that. Violent protests were unacceptable this summer and are unacceptable now.”
Call it what it is: An attack on the Capitol is an attack on democracy. Today we are trying to use the democratic process to address grievances. This violence inhibits our ability to do that. Violent protests were unacceptable this summer and are unacceptable now.Advertisement - Story continues below...— Senator Cynthia Lummis (@SenLummis) January 6, 2021
Lummis announced on Monday, January 4, that she was siding with Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) and 10 other Republican senators, saying they will reject the results of the Electoral College and 2020 election results.
Barrasso tweeted, “This violence and destruction have no place in our republic. It must end now.”
This violence and destruction have no place in our republic. It must end now.— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) January 6, 2021
Governor Mark Gordon has also issued the following statement on today’s events in Washington DC.
“The United States of America is resilient. It has weathered many storms because of our form of government and our remarkable Constitution. The violence that we are witnessing in the U.S. Capitol dishonors our legacy and denigrates the “Shining City on the Hill” Ronald Reagan spoke of.
Interfering with the peaceful transfer of power is an affront to the very Constitution that has made our country what it is. I believe America will not – cannot – stand for this assault on our democracy. I am heartbroken.– Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
I encourage the entire country to follow the example that we have demonstrated here in Wyoming, a proper and peaceful expression of dissent – the cornerstone of free speech.“
The protestors swarmed Capitol Hill following a rally held by President Donald Trump in which he claimed the US election results were “fraudulent”.
In a video released by President Trump on his Twitter account, he said, “We had an election that was stolen from us, it was a landslide election, and everyone knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now. We have to have peace, we have to have law and order.”
The video has been flagged by Twitter saying, “This claim of election fraud has been disputed.”