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CT lawmakers, local leaders share thoughts after insurrection at nation's capital

Connecticut leaders and lawmakers are sharing their thoughts after four people died while hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the U.S. Capitol.

News 12 Staff

Jan 7, 2021, 6:13 PM

Updated 1,257 days ago

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Connecticut leaders and lawmakers are sharing their thoughts after four people died while hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump violently occupied the U.S. Capitol.
Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick called what happened "despicable."
Congressman Jim Himes tweeted during the breach detailing what was happening as he was sheltering in place.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal spoke on the Senate floor once it was safe to reconvene, saying those responsible for the breach need to be prosecuted and held accountable.
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes also recorded a video from her office showing the view from her window.
"Please pray for your leaders... not what peaceful transition of power looks like," Hayes says.
Officials say at least two explosive devices and a rifle were recovered at the capital. At least 50 people were arrested.   
The FBI is asking the public for tips that lead to the identification of those seen storming the Capitol, destroying property, and acting in violence.
Murphy says as the ranking member on the committee that funds the Capitol Police, there needs to be a full investigation into how the Capitol's security was breached so quickly.
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong tweeted that President Trump should either be impeached for his role in inciting the riot at the Capitol, be removed as president under the 25th Amendment, or simply resign from office.
The election was certified early Thursday morning, declaring Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 presidential election.
Vice President Mike Pence acknowledged the win for the first time and promised there will be a peaceful transition of power.  
Officials say at least two explosive devices and a rifle were recovered at the capital. At least 50 people were arrested. 


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