As chaos continues in the U.S. Capitol amid clashes with President Donald Trump‘s supporters and police, officials in Florida, members of the President’s own party, denounced violence and rioting.
Insurrectionists backing the President breached the Capitol on Wednesday in violent clashes with police that forced a delay in the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.
Multiple reports have surfaced that armed guards have drawn their guns while dealing with the breach, and CNN is reporting that a woman was shot in the chest and is in critical condition. Both chambers abruptly recessed as dozens of people breached security perimeters, and lawmakers inside the House chamber were told to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the Rotunda.
“Violence or rioting of any kind is unacceptable and the perpetrators must face the full weight of the law. The Capitol Police do an admirable job and I thank them for their hard work,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a statement.
The National Guard has been deployed to Washington, and support is on the way from neighboring Maryland and Virginia.
“The right to protest is very important, but there is absolutely no