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Wisconsin politicians on both sides condemn violence in Washington

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WASHINGTON (WQOW) – Lawmakers from Wisconsin are reacting to riots at the nation’s Capitol.

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) praised Capitol police while condemning “lawless activity.”

Wisconsin’s other U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) called it a disgrace and put the blame on President Donald Trump.

Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin), who represents Western Wisconsin said this is not what America is all about, saying “we are facing a lawless assault on our democracy.”

Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wisconsin) who represents northern Wisconsin in Congress said violence is not acceptable but peaceful protest must be protected.

Gov. Tony Evers said he is horrified by events unfolding in Washington. Evers said he is praying for elected officials, staffers, press and first responders.

From 5th District Congressman Scott Fitzgerald:

“I was in the House Chamber when the Capitol was breached – thankfully, my staff and I are safe and secure. My thanks to law enforcement for their efforts to restore order and I strongly condemn the violence that was inflicted on the men and women of law enforcement doing their duty.

It is my hope that the House will soon resume debate on the electoral ballots in order to uphold our Constitutional responsibility. We should not be further delayed from addressing this serious issue due to today’s lawless acts.”

Clint Berge

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