An angry mob of supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with police, climbed walls and broke windows and doors at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. yesterday, forcing Congress to evacuate as lawmakers counted electoral votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.
US Senator John Thune says there is no evidence to support the claims of fraud that have been regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
Thune says the protesters had been misled to believe that Congress had the authority to overturn the election results.
Thune says rhetoric from President Trump in recent days almost certainly contributed to yesterday’s violence.
Following the attack on the US Capitol Building, US Senator Mike Rounds issued a statement encouraging people to stand together in opposition to the violent acts and lawlessness that occurred in Washington DC yesterday.