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President Trump responds to Capital protests with video message

Posted at 1:31 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 16:55:33-05

WASHINGTON D.C. (KERO) — President Donald Trump posted a video on Twitter in response to the protests happening in D.C. and at the Capitol building.

President Trump pressed his case for overturning the election to a crowd of supporters Wednesday, fueling the grievances of a mob that then stormed the Capitol and disrupted the confirmation of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

In the video, President Trump calls for protesters to "go home" and "have peace." He cited the election stating, "I know your pain, I know your hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us."

Pro-Trump protesters then marched to the Capitol and some bulled their way inside, making for a scene of violent clashes with law enforcement.

Congress abruptly went to recess and the U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown Wednesday once lawmakers learned that pro-Trump protesters had made their way into the building during the House and Senate's debates over the certification of the Electoral College votes.