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Ohio Congressional Delegation Condemns Breach on U.S. Capitol by Pro-Trump Mob

a photo of the U.S. Capitol
Wally Gobetz
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Protesters vandalized the U.S. Capitol as Congress attempted to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election Wednesday.

Both Democrats and Republicans in Ohio’s congressional delegationare condemning Wednesday’s storming of the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

In emails and on Twitter, Ohio’s members of Congress were quick to respond. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown tweeted it was an attack on democracy.

Republican Sen. Rob Portman, in a post, called on the president to condemn the “unacceptable vandalism and violence.”

Republicans in Ohio’s House delegation, some of whom have said they had planned to protest Wednesday’s electoral vote count in Congress also joined in the condemnation.

Rep. Bob Gibbs tweeted it was “shameful, unacceptable and un-American.”

And Rep. Bill Johnson said he was “shocked and dismayed by the violence in the Capitol.”

Democratic Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, called it a “day that will live in infamy.”

Mark Arehart joined the award-winning WKSU news team as its arts/culture reporter in 2017. Before coming to Northeast Ohio, Arehart hosted Morning Edition and covered the arts scene for Delaware Public Media. He previously worked for KNKX in Seattle, Kansas Public Radio, and KYUK in Bethel, Alaska.
Andrew Meyer is the deputy editor of news at Ideastream Public Media.