Following the insurrection at the Capitol, U.S. leaders responded to the violence at the heart of one of the oldest democracies.
Peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 6, 2021
Those who made this attack on our government need to be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 6, 2021
Their actions are repugnant to democracy.
William Barr, Trump’s former Attorney General, accused the President of “orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress” and called his conduct a “betrayal of his office” in response to pro-Trump riots that took place at the US Capitol on Wednesday.