The Capitol was “overrun by anarchists and terrorists,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., stated on Thursday.
“It was a very disturbing day yesterday. You know I had a lot of anger and so many of my colleagues that the Capitol got overrun. These were anarchists and terrorists,” Scalise instructed “Fox & Friends.”
“There is no place for it, and all of us that were unequivocal yesterday, just like we were unequivocal during the summer that there is no place in this country to resort to violence, to solve differences, that is not who we are in as a country,” Scalise stated.
Scalise stated that the rioting by Trump supporters objecting to the outcomes of the election was “very upsetting.”
“It was critical as some of my other colleagues have said that we had to take the House back and come to work last night and we did and that was a big focus of the day, when the Capitol had gotten overrun, we had to get it back,” Scalise stated.
Violence and unrest erupted outdoors Trump-affiliated buildings throughout the nation following hours of mayhem on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in accordance with reviews and posts shared on social media.
Within hours of the U.S. Capitol being secured from a mob of pro-Trump supporters, demonstrators took to the streets in and round Trump-named buildings, akin to these in New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C., police stated and images present.
In the nation’s capital, police stated Wednesday night they had been investigating a stabbing at an intersection in entrance of Trump International Hotel, at Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 12 St NW.
Police couldn’t instantly be reached for an replace on the stabbing.
Scalise, who was critically wounded by a politically motivated gunman in 2017, stated that he “appreciated” the work by the Capitol police. He stated many had been “injured, assaulted, and his heart goes out to them.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram, John Roberts, Jake Gibson, Jacqui Heinrich and Kelly Phares contributed to this report.