Sen. James Lankford responds to storming of U.S. Capitol

As Congress met in a joint session on January 6, 2021 to certify the results of the presidential election, thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.

The group pushed passed police and forced its way into the Capitol building.

In the Senate, Oklahoma Senator James Lankford was speaking when he was interrupted and told the group had made it inside the building.

Several hours later when the Senate reconvened, Sen. Lankford was given the floor to make a statement.

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Sen. Lankford and Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) released a joint statement on the certification of President-elect Joe Biden.

“Today is a sad day for our country. The destruction and violence at our nation’s Capitol is an assault on democracy. We thank the men and women of the US Capitol Police for working to restore peace. The actions at the Capitol are indefensible and not supported by the vast majority of Trump supporters. We must rise above the violence.

“We must, and we will, have a peaceful and orderly transition of power. The violent actions of these rioters severely damages efforts to restore confidence in our elections. We will continue our calls to examine election integrity through all legal and peaceful means. ”We now need the entire Congress to come together and vote to certify the election results. We must stand together as Americans. We must defend our Constitution and the rule of law.”





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