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Congressman Comer Says He And His Staff Are Safe At U.S. Capitol

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  Congressman James Comer in a statement Wednesday said he and his staff are safe at the U.S. Capitol following pro-Trump extremists breaching and overrunning federal complex, resulting in violence. 

“At this time, my staff and I are safe and I am in an undisclosed location after evacuating the House floor when protestors made their way inside the Capitol. The outrageous rioting and violence taking place at the Capitol Building is completely unacceptable and not who we are as a nation of law and order. Mob violence is wrong regardless of political affiliation,” Comer said.

 

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday the pro-Trump extremists were “domestic terrorists” that have stormed through the capitol, a building that stands for American democracy.

 

“Yes, I called them domestic terrorists,” Beshear said. “Today there can not be Democrats or Republicans. There can only be Americans, and all of us must condemn this.”

 

Beshear said America can not tolerate the use of hatred and anger to try and push politics, and there can not be any leaders seemingly accepting this “direct attack on America.”

 

The governor also announced that based on the current events at the nation’s capital, the state Senate President, Speaker of the House and himself have agreed to delay the joint session for the State of the Commonwealth and the Budget address to 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday. 

 

“We all recognize the gravity of this situation,” Beshear said. 

 

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