“Everyone will answer according to the severity of the law.” Pence calls for an end to violence in the Capitol building
US Vice President Mike Pence called on the protesters who seized the Capitol building to end the violence and destruction. He wrote about this on Twitter.
“The violence and destruction taking place in the US Capitol must stop and must stop now. All participants must respect the law enforcement officers and leave the building immediately.
Peaceful protest is the right of every American, but this attack on our Capitol is unacceptable, and all participants will be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law, “Pence wrote.
Today, Trump supporters gathered outside the Capitol, where the electoral vote was being counted, broke down barriers and burst into the building. The counting was stopped. The mayor of the District of Columbia has imposed a citywide curfew. Trump urged supporters to calm down.