U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) has released a tweet denouncing the rioters who breached the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday.
“Violence is abhorrent and I strongly condemn today’s attacks on our Capitol,” she said. “We must stand united as one nation under God.”
The senator, currently Georgia’s only member of Congress’ upper chamber, concluded, “I’m grateful for our brave men and women of law enforcement. May God bless America.”
The Capitol Building was breached while both chambers were in session considering certification of Electoral College results. Senators and representatives eventually had to be evacuated as rioters attempted to gain access to the chambers.
At least one individual was shot and killed inside the Capitol, and, as of this writing, the D.C. and Virginia National Guards were deploying forces to help gain control of the Capitol Complex. There have been no reports of any members of Congress being injured at this time.
The Capitol Building itself has been cleared and Congress is expected to resume the business of the people this evening.
Sean Ross is the editor-in-chief of The Georgia Memo and Yellowhammer News. You can reach him via email at Sean@GeorgiaMemo.com