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Stefanik, Delgado, Tonko, Gillibrand respond to Capitol breach: ‘Unprecedented attack,’ Delgado says

Protesters walk as U.S. Capitol Police officers watch in a hallway near the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, near the Ohio Clock.
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Protesters walk as U.S. Capitol Police officers watch in a hallway near the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, near the Ohio Clock.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Elise Stefanik, Antonio Delgado and Paul Tonko, along with U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer released statements on Twitter Wednesday afternoon reacting to the U.S. Capital breach by protesters backing President Donald Trump.

The Latest: From the Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko’s statement at 5:35 p.m.


Gillibrand’s statement issued at 4:36 p.m.:

“My staff and I are in a secure location and are safe. Today’s events are disgraceful but will not change the fact that Joe Biden will be the President of the United States on January 20,” Gillibrand wrote

Delgado issued a follow up statement at 4:17 p.m.:

“Today’s unprecedented attack on our US Capitol is what happens when our leaders propagate hate and division and sow distrust in our most basic democratic norms. Enough is enough,” Delgado wrote. “The President must halt his baseless campaign to undermine the election outcome. We cannot let those who seek to destroy the promise of our nation triumph. ”

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s joint statement with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at 3:56 p.m.:

Stefanik’s follow up statement at 3:46 p.m.:

Stefanik’s statements at 3:10 and 3:11 p.m.:

Americans have a Constitutional right to protest & freedom of speech, but violence in any form is absolutely unacceptable & anti-American. My staff & I are safe. We pray that all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, their staff, & all Americans remain safe,” Stefanik tweeted.

“Thank you to the brave men and women of the @CapitolPolice and the professional staff of the @uscapitol as well as the bipartisan Floor staff for their incredible public service,” Stefanik tweeted.

 


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Delgado issued a briefer statement indicating he and his staff are safe.

“My staff and I are safe. We are grateful for the brave Capitol Police officers who are doing everything they can to keep everyone safe. I’m praying for our country,” Delgado wrote.


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