Florida leaders condemn chaos at U.S. Capitol

by | Jan 6, 2021

Florida members in the House and Senate are openly condemning the insurrection that transpired at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Shortly after 1 p.m., pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol as Congress began certifying the Electoral College votes, breaching the doors and causing havoc in the House and Senate chambers. Both the House and Senate went into lockdown amid the chaos, with lawmakers being evacuated to safety.

The mob clashed with law enforcement officers in riot gear — eventually making their way into the establishment — and could be seen overtaking the floors, looting desks, and stealing hard drives from computers. A woman was also shot inside the Capitol, but it is still not known what led to the shooting.

With tensions still boiling over, political leaders on both sides of the aisle have come out to publicly denounce the anarchy that occurred today. GOP leaders in the Sunshine State, in particular, made their feelings known on Twitter.

Governor Ron DeSantis offered a swift rebuke of the riot, saying that those who participate in breaking the law should be brought to justice.

House Speaker Chris Sprowls agreed, calling today’s actions “repugnant” and “unacceptable.”

Senate President Wilton Simpson also weighed in on the riots.

State Senator Manny Diaz Jr. joined his colleagues, condemning the violence and calling on people to speak out against the unlawful behavior.

FBI swat members and the National Guard have been deployed to disperse the crowd, while a 6 p.m. curfew has been issued.


1 Comment

  1. Geoffrey Timm

    Did our Governor make any such statements when leftist/communist rioters burned down a church in Washington DC? Was the Capitol building subjected to the same bombardment as the Federal Courthouse in Portland?
    Who is curious.

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