D.C. Protest Turns Riot as Tear Gas Clears Capitol Building, WNY Politicians React

Chaos erupted from protestors turned rioters in Washington D.C. today, an apparent effort to prevent the day’s certification of electoral votes for President-Elect Joe Biden.

Multiple politicians, both Republican and Democrat in Western New York, gave their impression of the day’s turmoil, delivering messages to the those breaking onto federal property.

Senator Rob Ortt (R), recipient of multiple military awards, including the Bronze Star, remarked, “I’ve proudly fought for American’s right to protest peacefully. There is nothing peaceful about the chaos in Washington today. This is not who we are.”

New York’s GOP Chairman, Nick Langworthy, said, “This is not what America or the Republican Party stands for. Our Capitol is a sacred symbol of our great nation. This violent, lawless and disgraceful behavior must end! Respect law and order and our police officers. Stop this mayhem now!”

Congressman Chris Jacobs (R), said, “I condemn the violence and destruction that is taking place in our nation’s capital in the strongest possible terms. While our country cherishes peaceful protest, this current behavior is unacceptable and has no place in a democracy. I urge all protestors immediately and peacefully leave the Capitol building and the surrounding area and to follow the instructions of law enforcement personnel.”