Here are some of the statements released by local lawmakers on Wednesday afternoon after supporters of Pres. Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, one of the lawmakers leading the effort to overturn the election results who objected to the totals in Pennsylvania:
Statement from Senator Josh Hawley:
Thank you to the brave law enforcement officials who have put their lives on the line. The violence must end, those who attacked police and broke the law must be prosecuted, and Congress must get back to work and finish its job
— Senator Hawley Press Office (@SenHawleyPress) January 6, 2021
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, who did not support the effort to overturn the election results:
My statement on Congressional Certification of Electoral College Results pic.twitter.com/4l7FXkbkWM
— Senator Roy Blunt (@RoyBlunt) January 7, 2021
U.S. Reps. Vicky Hartzler who was one of more than 100 Republican House members who voted to overturn election results:
The need to ensure election integrity has not changed because protestors, many of whom supported President Trump, stormed the Capitol today.
I object to the certification of electors chosen from states that blatantly violated their own election laws:https://t.co/2mP166lY64
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) January 7, 2021
(This story was last updated at 4:29 a.m. Thursday.)