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NC Delegation Reacts to U.S. Capitol Events

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Last night in DC, after President Trump addressed his supporters at the Ellipse and pledged to “never concede” to the 2020 election, a large group of rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building. Police barricades were broken, violence and assault ensued, monuments were defaced, and many Trump supporters were able to break into the Capitol building, armed with various weapons. Four people died and over 50 protestors were arrested last night and this morning. The events were unprecented and horrifying, to say the least. 

Here’s a look at what our North Carolina senators and representatives had to say about last night’s events through tweets and interviews with other news outlets.

Senator Thom Tillis

Senator Richard Burr

According to an article by WSPA, Burr said that President Trump “bears responsibility for [yesterday’s] events” and has fueled events as such by promoting “unfounded conspiracy theories.” Burr was also quoted saying, “It is past time to accept the will of the American voters and to allow our nation to move forward.”

Representative G.K. Butterfield

Butterfield retweeted the following tweet from Nancy Pelosi last night during the events.

Representative Deborah Ross

Ross tweeted about the election and included a statement concerning last night’s events at the Capitol.

Representative Greg Murphy

Murphy tweeted a thread of remarks on the events.

Representative David Price

Price later tweeted directly at Trump.

Representative Virginia Foxx

Foxx tweeted “The People’s House will not bend to mob rule and we will not abdicate our Constitutional duties” and released a full statement on her website.

Representative Kathy Manning

CBS 17 reported the following quote from Manning and called for President Trump to be removed from office immediately.

“President Trump invited violent rioters to the U.S. Capitol and encouraged the mob to breach the Capitol building and attempt a coup,” Manning said. “This seditious act comes just days after he was caught on tape soliciting election fraud in the state of Georgia. He must be removed from office immediately.”

Representative David Rouzer

Representative Richard Hudson

Hudson sent out the following tweet with a link to his full statement on last night’s events.

Representative Dan Bishop

Bishop did not have anything to say about the riots at the Capitol, but did send out this tweet concerning the election.

Patrick McHenry

McHenry released a full statement on last night’s events on his website. Read it here.

Representative Madison Cawthorn

Representative Alma Adams

Last night, Adams tweeted the following thread.

Representative Ted Budd

Budd tweeted the following update last night.

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