Here’s How Ohio’s Elected Officials Reacted To The Pro-Trump Mob Storming The Capitol

On Wednesday afternoon, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building while both the Senate and the House of Representatives were in session to certify the results of the 2020 election.

Hours after the violent insurrection that left four people dead and led to 52 arrests, members of the U.S. House and Senate reconvened to do their constitutional duty. Some Republicans in the House continued to object to the election results, though President Trump and Republicans have yet to produce any verifiable claims of fraud.

Some Ohio senators and representatives found themselves amidst the chaos this afternoon, while other Ohio officials reacted to the ongoing situation from home. Here’s what our elected officials had to say about the day of violence.

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D):

Rep. Jim Jordan (R):

Ohio State Senator Matt Dolan (R):

U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R):

U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D) shared her initial thoughts, followed later by footage of her office, which had been damaged by the mob:

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D):

Sen. Rob Portman (R):

Governor Mike Dewine (R):

Lt. Governor Jon Husted (R):

Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin (D):

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