Fallout From Wednesday's Riots on Capitol Hill

Local and state leaders are reacting to what unfolded in Washington on Wednesday. Following the chaos on Thursday morning the President released a statement saying there will be a peaceful transfer of power to the Biden Administration on January 20th.

Posted: Jan 7, 2021 11:26 AM
Updated: Jan 7, 2021 11:37 AM

Questions surrounding the motives of those rushing into the capitol building on Wednesday remain unanswered. Four people died during the chaos, police say one woman was shot and three others died from medical emergencies.

In all -- 52 people were arrested. Some say the intention was to have a peaceful protest and support objections to the electoral college vote. After things started to turn violent some who came out to protest say they had to take a step back. Those who did not engage in violence say they're frustrated with results from the election but would rather have seen the protest remain peaceful.

Local and state leaders are reacting to what unfolded in Washington on Wednesday. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke taking to Facebook to say he does not tolerate any forms of violence. Indiana democratic senator Joe Donnelly pointed to the constitution when asked about his thoughts on certification, "Joe Biden won by 7 million plus votes, over 70 Electoral votes. And for point of reference, back in 2016, Donald Trump, Electoral college-wise, won by the same amount as Joe Biden did in this. And I was in the Senate at the time and this was just a Pro Forma vote that the Electoral votes come in, they're counted, and you affirm them. So, this is really dangerous to the Constitution of our country."

On Thursday morning the President released a statement saying there will be a peaceful transfer of power to the Biden Administration on January 20th.

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