Louisiana lawmakers react to riot at U.S. Capitol

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Some of Louisiana’s delegation was on the floor when Trump supporters charged into the capitol Wednesday, putting a halt to congress efforts to officially certify the presidential election results.

Stunning images show security with weapons drawn, protesters just outside of the barricaded doors. Louisiana lawmakers condemning the attack tonight, with Sen. Bill Cassidy saying it is time for Congress to get back to work.

“This should not be allowed to disrupt this constitutional responsibility of Congress,” Sen. Bill Cassidy said.

In a statement, Congressmen Garret Graves called for those responsible to be arrested saying, “the violence, attacks on law enforcement, and destruction of property we saw today from the mobs is unacceptable, un-American, and they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Senator John Kennedy taking to Twitter saying, “I condemn this violent assault on the democratic process & will not be intimidated by a mob that confuses chaos & destruction with strength & wisdom.”

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