Illinois Lawmakers React After Trump Supporters Storm Capitol

Jan 6, 2021
Originally published on January 6, 2021 4:50 pm

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WASHINGTON – Angry supporters of President Donald Trump have stormed the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic protest aimed at thwarting a peaceful transfer of power. They have forced lawmakers to be rushed from the building and interrupted challenges to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. Trump issued a restrained call for peace but did not call on his supporters to leave. Earlier, in a huge rally near the White House, the president had egged his supporters on to march to Capitol Hill.

The following are responses from Illinois members of the congress and U.S. Senate:

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