Current, former West Texas representatives react to protests at US Capitol

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Police with guns drawn watch as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (Nexstar) – Former and current representatives are responding to the protests happening at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon.

The Capitol was locked down Wednesday as protestors breached the building. Meanwhile, Congress was meeting to certify the electoral votes in the 2020 election.

U.S. District 11 Rep. August Pfluger called the protests ‘sickening’ Wednesday via Twitter.

Former U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-23) also condemned the protests and the breach of the Capitol calling it domestic terrorism.

U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales, who won the seat in November after Hurd stepped away from Congress, also addressed the chaos at the Capitol.

Rep. Gonzales joined with his colleagues in condemning the protests and calling for peace.

Senator Ted Cruz, objected to the 2020 electoral votes on Wednesday in the joint session of Congress on Wednesday afternoon. However, the Senator also called on protestors to halt their aggressions.

U.S. District 19 Rep Jodey Arrington condemned the protests calling them unacceptable and undermining.

The Associated Press reports that multiple law enforcement officers at the Capitol building had their guns drawn in the House Chamber at protestors who were trying to force their way into the room.

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President Trump spoke at a rally in Washington D.C. early Wednesday morning. However, after the protestors stormed the Capitol building, Trump called for peace.

The President has since released a video on Twitter, urging peace from his supporters but reiterated his opinion on the 2020 election.

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