SC lawmakers address violence at US Capitol


WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Law enforcement officers point their guns at a door that was vandalized in the House Chamber during a joint session of Congress on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session today to ratify President-elect Joe Biden’s 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. A group of Republican senators said they would reject the Electoral College votes of several states unless Congress appointed a commission to audit the election results. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

(WSPA) – Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham denounced violence at the United States Capitol after protesters stormed the building Wednesday afternoon.

In a tweet, Sen. Graham called the violence a “national embarrassment.”

Sen. Scott also tweeted that he and his staff were safe.

Representatives William Timmons and Jeff Duncan also called on protesters to remain peaceful.

SC Gov Henry McMaster tweeted on Wednesday that violence cannot be tolerated.

At least one person has been shot at the Capitol, according to the Associated Press.

The protest forced the United States Capitol into lockdown causing both the House and Senate into recess during a joint session to count electoral college votes.

Congress was expected affirm Joe Biden’s presidential win.

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