As supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Antelope Valley Congressional representatives denounced the violence.
“This is not the American way. This is not who we are. We must return to democratic discussion and debate, not violence and lawlessness,” tweeted Rep. Mike Garcia of California’s 25th Congressional District, which stretches from the Antelope Valley into Ventura County.
“What is unfolding is unacceptable and un-American. It has got to stop,” tweeted House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy of California’s 23rd Congressional District, which includes portions of Lancaster.
McCarthy reportedly told the president to “calm individuals down.”
“I’ve already talked to the president,” MCarthy told Fox News. “I called him. I think we need to make a statement, make sure that we can calm individuals down.”
The unrest began shortly after Trump spoke to hundreds of supporters who gathered in Washington, D.C., on the day Congress was set to certify the Nov. 3 election results and proclaim Democrat Joe Biden as the victor.
Trump has vociferously insisted that voter fraud led to his defeat in the election, though his multiple legal challenges in various states have been rejected due to lack of evidence. Officials in states across the country, including the Republican election officials in the battleground state of Georgia, have flatly denied any impropriety in the election.
As Trump supporters marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., the group made its way to the Capitol complex, clashing with Capitol Police and ultimately breaching the building, entering the seat of Democracy without any security screening. The Senate and House chambers were cleared as police tried to restore order.
Trump took to Twitter in response to the insurrection, tweeting: “I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful… No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!”
Wednesday afternoon Trump released a Twitter video calling on protestors to leave the Capitol. “You have to go home now. We have to have peace,” Trump said. [View the video below]
Protests also took place in Los Angeles County. Dozens of Trump supporters rallied in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning outside City Hall. Holding flags and carrying signs reading “Stop the Steal,” protestors stood along Spring Street while others circled the area in their vehicles. Organizers of the event said 15 “patriotic organizations” were taking part in the demonstration “to demand the integrity and justice of the Nov. 3 election.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2021
85 comments for "AV legislators condemn storm on U.S. Capitol"
“This is not who we are.” You’re right Mike. We, as Americans, support free and fair elections. We don’t support movements to overturn them. You should really resign!
Too little, to late. The esteemed fan of MLB and journalist, George Will wrote so eloquently in his Op Ed published by the Washington Post – Trump, Hawley and Cruz will each wear the scarlet ‘S’ of a seditionist. We can all add Garcia and McCarthy to this infamous list. #thelincolnproject
Remember all those decades when he feared a nutty president (think Barry Goldwater) might send nuclear missiles to the old Soviet Union or later Russia.
What a surprise it is to discover a nutty president who would bomb Capital Hill.
How do Trump voters reconcile that? But, they do somehow.
1. The Trump Org tells its cult members “The election is rigged.”.
2. Then, the cult members start repeating that back to the Org.
3. Then, the Org says “74 million Trump voters think there was election fraud.” (right on cue)
Where did the cult members hear about election fraud? Exactly.
AV Illegal says
He hardly “bombed” the Capitol. Quit being a drama princess again.
They learned about election fraud by seeing it first hand.
Where did the black community get the idea thousands of blacks were being killed by police, when in reality it was no more than other demographics……their “Org”.
It happens all over. Social media makes it easy. Just like the stuff your hole spews. You throw it out there like it is proven facts and others run with it.
AV Illegal is downplaying the crimes his white nationalist buddies committed. 5 people died including a police officer. Weapons were found on his KKK buddies and as well as pipe bombs. His buddies were arrested with zip ties, planning to take hostages. Another racist b rubbing onions to say she was teargassed by police. Who are these people??
AV Illegal says
Gimme a break. They have made some 40 arrests, for punching an officer, one loaded handgun with 25 rounds, and a bunch of trespassing. Did you go full ESP with the planning to take hostages? The woman killed was shot unarmed by a scared Capitol cop. No bombs, no assault rifles. True, someone hit the police officer with a fire extinguisher and he later died. That is a tragedy and wrong.
You are another lie spreader. Where is all the facts to support your goofy words.
No, AV Illegal, it is YOU who is the known manure spreader here.
At least 2 pipe bombs WERE found amongst your traitorous komrades at the scene, along with multiple other toys of destruction, such as the molotov cocktails… and did we forget the truck your baboon believing bozo buddies had parked nearby filled with nearly a dozen more pipe bombs and even more guns? As for the intent to take hostages, why else would your murdering komrades be taking in disposable flex-cuffs and actually stating the intent to capture and kill Nancy Pelosi? All of this information has been verified multiple times through multiple media sources… It’s all on video, you wannabe Goebbels, we can SEE it and HEAR it.
Go peddle your nazi propaganda somewhere else, liar.
That’s exactly what said about you, AV Illegal.
Is that how you debate. “Back atcha”?
Trump says the election is rigged months ahead of time, you believe it and repeat it back to him and then he says “Look, everyone is saying it’s rigged.”
Geez, AV Illegal. Grow up and use a brain cell or two.
Post script. It was an analogy to say he bombed Capital Hill. Take a reading comprehension class or 20. He didn’t really “bomb” Capital Hill, numbskull.
maria a. says
people like you make me ashamed to be white. The facts are proven ones. Just shut up and maybe you’ll learn to think for yourself instead of listening to the crap spewing gop you obviously pay attention to.
I’ll tell you dave. Same place that the Democratic shysters got blm and covid from, and right on cue.
him so hung says
Favorite American style dish in Communist China, Bejing-Biden!
Hungry Man says
Will take Chinese food over Trump’s enabler Putin’s poison anytime!
Noses Brown says
Too bad we cannot post photos here. There is a great one of Rex trying to shmooze up to Trump at LAX. If you look closely, you will see the marks on Rex’s nose. Two meglomaniacs in one photo. Priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pay to Play says
How much did T Rex pay to get that photo op? I think Trump’s Bud Kisser McCarthy was there too. Bunch of crooked, spineless cronies lined up to kiss that bully’s bud!
… the crime of the century, the greatest heist in world history, caught red-handed looking the other way, that neither frothy eloquence, bulletproofed evidence, nor theoretically impeccable dissertations could suffice for application of shame, pain and humiliation sufficient, to impress upon corrupt, lazy, complacent politicians the folly of their hypocrisy, the sacking the nation’s capitol is as appropriate for America as it would be, Somalia –
sum ting wong says
… the big winners of the 2020 election:
1). Iran –
2). communist China –
3). Organized Crime (e.g., Mexican cartels) –
4). Mainstream & Social Media –
5). Defense-Intelligence –
1). the American citizen –
2). the Republican and Democrat political parties –
3). small business –
Recall Garcia says
Big losers- 1) Sore Loser Trump; 2) Russia; 3) Kkk, Qanon, White Nationalists, Proud Boys; and all your racist hate groups; 4) Trump minions Garcia, McCarthy, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley; 5) Crazy Giuliani, Sydney Powell, Lin Wood; 6) Fake News Network aka Fox News Network FNN and its spin doctors Tucker Carlson, Hannity, Lou Dobbs; 7) Two republican losers in Georgia that embraced Trump’s attempted coup and tried to ride his coattails
Recall Garcia – we have The Lincoln Project on the case as we speak. No more PAC or financial support for known insurrectionists, they will see to it.
Recall Garcia says
Good to know! There’s no justice when you have Trump’s clown Garcia, who very narrowly won by 333 votes, joined in the Republican coup attempt overturn the election Biden:Harris won landslide by over 7 million popular votes and 306-232 electoral college votes. Was a republican for 35 years and people like Garcia drove me out of what is now the Party of Trump!
We’ve got to start right now ridding ourselves of Garcia. The Trump monster is going but we’re stuck with many thousands of Trump/Garcia supporters in this district who will continue to spread the Trump/Fox News/Newsmax lies.
Garcia will have nothing to campaign on in 2022. He will be in the House minority and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be his “overlord” LOL.
Garcia along with neighbor and perpetual liar Rep. Kevin McCarthy will keep throwing their feces around to distract.
Nothing Biden, Harris, Hunter, Swalwell or any other Democrat has done compares to the damage Trump & Co. have done.
AND DON’T YOU FORGET IT.
All the China talk is too rich when it’s the Republicans who were all about doing business with China for many decades. Trump wanted to do business with China and had a bank account there. Ivanka got patents for her crappy clothes in China.
The whole Trump clan needs to go to prison along with Jared, Rudy and the rest.
Absolutely. A consequence of their own hypocrisy, congressional Democrats and Republicans substantially weakened themselves. Never again will a Republican hold the White House. 70 million moderate and conservative Americans alienated by mainstream media bias, Democrats can’t effectively govern half the nation –
Biggest loser, Israel. This election rigging business dropped Iran into a black hole. Off scoff free, to develop a global thermal nuclear arsenal, soon Israel may no longer exist –
Biggest winner, Hunter Biden is off scot-free. He keeps every cent he’s bilked!
What were Hunter Biden’s alleged crimes?
Come on. You’re pushing that meme. Give us some facts, Betty.
You see, you were just repeating lies from the Republican lie factory and you’ve got nothing.
Now, we are going to see the real scoundrels and criminals of the Trump administration being held accountable with the new Attorney General and cleaned out DOJ.
Sally is a parrot repeating what she has been fed. She has no idea what she is saying. There’s no thought process there. Don’t waste your time buddy.
What Hunter Biden had “ allegedly accused” of doing by Trumpers was nothing compared to what the entire crooked Trump family have done- cheating on taxes, shaking down foreign governments like Saudi and uS businesses/banks for “loans”, foreign bank accounts, passing off secrets to Putin, requiring secret service and other government employees to stay at their substandard hotels and charge them premium, allocating millions CARES monies to your own businesses, using your official office to promote your hotels and taking business away from competing hotels, get up everyday at 11 am and play golf at taxpayers expense. The whole clan – Trump, Ivanka, jared kudhner and his entire mob family, Eric and his wife, Jr and his Fox News girlfriend – the entire family used the office of the president to line up their pockets!
… lock-‘n-load, my friends. America’s new boss-man, communist China. Ancient Chinese saying: for republican, nail that stand up get pounded down. For democrat, you get egg roll —
If ya don’t like China, stop buying Chinese made stuff. Good luck. Even POTUS had his gear made there.
Save your idiotic comments for Faux News.
Chief doesn’t make any sense but, then again, the whole Trump enabling demographic has lost their minds and it shows.
Matt K. says
How conveniently the Right-wingers forget about Mitch McConnel’s Chinese wife, Elaine Chao.
They have selective memories. It’s a mental disease.
They also conflate 2 dissimilar things while dismissing things that are very similar.
For example, class
Nixon’s Watergate, Reagan’s Iran/Contra, Bush43’s Iraq war blunder do not equal Clinton’s activity with Miss Lewinsky. Not at all.
Meanwhile, Trump’s behavior is very much like Hitler’s and other despots.
See? Trump cult brains cannot function well in a complex world given how simple they operate from the reptilian brain stems they use. It’s all they got.
There ya go Trumpist#1. I is talkin’ ’bout you along with your aliases.
“Protesters should not let up”, Kamala Harris…..”I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings all over the country. Maybe there will be”…..Nancy Pelosi. I am not even bringing up Ocasio, Ilhan, Maxine.
If it was a real media time, they would share who really stormed the Capitol.
Dave, you should be a fact checker for Facebook.
We saw who stormed the Capitol buddy. What news source were you watching?
First you say there should be more, then you suggest it’s not Trump fans? How many sides of a mouth do you have. Do you even realize what you type? I mean Really???????
I am utterly stunned reading your comment Really?????. It is against the law to use violence to take over the U.S. Capitol. Unfortunately there are many like you that just don’t care to know the truth and are willing to resort to violence to defend malevolent Trump. He has blood on his hands over what happened on this dark day in history.
I guess that’s an improvement from our old boss-man Putin. At least Chinese food tastes better than Russian cuisine. Now that Putin’s boy lost the election, he will be moving on. I think I’ll have some chop suey with those egg rolls, please.
MAGA hats are all made in China.
Proud Boy Garcia says
Garcia, who won by a mere 333 votes, had the gull to incite riot on behalf of his constituents! He sided with Kkk, proud boys and various hate groups and white nationalist rioters. Just because his bully Trump did not win the election, he called it a fraud and wanted an audit to delay handing over power to the duly elected president/VP. Sore losers!
Funny. Trump and his enabling cult were “sore winners” ever since 2016.
They’ve been unhappy the last 4 years even though their guy won. Talk about mental illness.
Trump cult members need help. Maybe they should go see Dr. Ben Carson. Yeah, that’s the ticket.
AV Illegal says
Says the guy from the party who went scorched earth for the last 4 years. You remember…,.,never Trumper.
I wonder what the people arrested are going to use as a defense. I’m going to go with TDS 2.0. I think we are going to get a whole new meaning to Republicans claim of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Lol. People will say its Trump that got them all whipped up to storm the capital. I can see it now, “it wasn’t my fault, I had TDS 2.0. LMAO!!!!
Trump will try “insanity” as he doesn’t know right from wrong or his tweets from reality.
Or, he might try, regarding the election fraud lawsuits, “ineffective counsel” by throwing Rudy under the bus.
The headquarters of our government invaded by a bunch of loud, vaping fools in flannel, surplus-store body armor, animal pelts and face paint. Breaking down doors, windows, and willing to die for their hero Trump who said he would be there but wasn’t. I wonder if Trump is going to pay for the funerals of those that chose to embrace lies and die.
AV Illegal says
Sounds like the group from Seattle. Oh wait, I was wondering where Soros would pay them to go next.
AV Illegal, you keep losing every single argument.
AV Illegal says
“There will be blood in the streets.” -Loretta Lynch
“Who says protests have to be peaceful?” -Chris Cuomo
“There needs to be unrest in the streets.” -Ayanna Pressley
“Protesters should not let up.” -Kamala Harris
“I just don’t know why there aren’t uprisings all over this country. Maybe there should be.”-Nancy Pelosi
“You get out and create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they are not welcome anymore, anywhere.”-Maxine Waters
You want more. You could at least string together a couple of sentences to prove a point.
You can’t just say your losing and have it be true. I realize the liberal way is throw a bunch of B.S. out there and say you won. The way I see it, we have all lost with the current bunch of Senators and Congresspeople (see, I didn’t say Congressmen). They are a bunch of egotistical money grabbing people screwing the American people, and all the sheep just smile and go along with it, even condoning it.
Wake up Nancy, I mean Dave.
How do you not see that you are describing Trump and his family to a T. Some Republicans piggy backed on this whole “stop the steal” campaign which was patented by Roger Stone two years ago. Now why would he do that? 80% of the money goes directly to Trump to use as he wishes, and you guys keep donating. Only egotisctcal money grabbing people screwing the american people are your hero. But I’m not sure I can even call it screwing you guys over, cause u guys are sending him the money!!!! I guess since it’s all for a lie and you guys are dumb enough to believe it technically it’s not stealing.
Tim Scott says
McCarthy and Garcia are chumps for the same Trump that called for this rioting. Their pretense of disapproval after the fact is disgusting.
Six months ago, Nancy Pelosi’s jock sniffers were caught red-handed, referring to summer looting rioting as, “… the summer of love” –
And yesterday Trump’s skidmark sniffers were caught red-handed trying to overthrow the government and invalidate my vote. Unfortunately, they crossed the line and pissed off the wrong people.
This Bradley character really thought he had something good to say.
The Trump cult members and Fox News have very little corruption to hang onto Democrats.
Remember when they chafed at President Obama wearing a tan suit?
Or, when he misspoke and said “57 states” instead of states and territories?
O, “You can keep your doctor.” Well, that wasn’t a lie. A broken promise but then again, they could keep their doctors if they wanted to pay them directly?
Point is they have nothing like Betty here with the China thingy.
But, seriously folks, the Trumper people have to run with the most insignificant little things to compare with the humongous catastrophic disaster Trump has been.
It’s not fair. They’ve got little to work with attacking Democrats but have much to ignore defending Trump.
I hear ya, Dave. I also remember when Michelle Obama went sleeveless. The right ran out of fainting couches. Talk about clutching the pearls. Yet these same clowns had no problem with the current first lady who can be seen in her birthday suit. All you have to do is google her. I won’t even mention her “F” Christmas comments. These clowns have zilch credibility. No sane person should give a rat’s behind what they think. I am amused by their idiotic and baseless comments. It’s like watching robotic parrots.
More quotes from your masters says
“I’d say to them, keep rioting long after the election, I’d absolutely tell them to keep going.”
“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors, I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican.
I want you to argue with them and get in their face,”
”Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up, and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
“Please don’t just come here today and then go home, go to the Hill today. Get up and, please, get up in the face of some congresspeople.”
“When they go low, we kick ’em. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.”
Dr. Phil says
If your solution to looters in the Capitol is the same as your solution to people who don’t wear masks in public or what to do if homeless people try to rob you, you probably shouldn’t have a concealed carry permit. You also should undergo therapy for the underlying reasons for this sort of reaction.
They will never be able to wash the stench of sedition off of their white collars. They are both reprehensible. Vote them out!
Mike Garcia and Kevin McCarthy are now condemning this coup? Trump set this up and you know it, hypocrites. Trump’s disciples stormed the U.S. Capitol looking to do violence and Trump instigated all of this lawlessness.
Don't Blame Trump. says
They were YOUR disciples, Antifa and BLM, that infiltrated the peaceful Trump supporters. Where were you four years ago when the Dems failed to condemn violence? Where were you this last summer?
Username “Don’t Blame Trump” fires off a Fox News distraction.
Biden/Harris won and will be inaugurated January 20, 2021.
Newly elected senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock from Georgia will give the Democrats control of the Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris providing the tie-breaking vote.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi will remain Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The whining from our local Trumpers will continue as before with nothing of substance.
Dontcha love that Facebook and Twitter shut down Trump’s accounts? I do.
And, I can’t wait till the New York state prosecutors start the indictments of the Trump family and Jared Kushner and Rudy Giuliani.
Now THAT’S reality television that I like.
I don’t know why the Trumpers won’t like it. Reality tv is what got Trump elected.
Does Polly want a cracker?
Demented Joe says
This was not a coup it was a protest. those people weren’t even armed.
Go back on your computer and read the facts. This attempted coup has nothing to do with BLM or ANTIFA, and yes it was and will always be called a violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol by Trump’s disciples. They were quickly taken down and I hope all involved in Trump’s bidding will be prosecuted to the fullest extent, including Trump for inciting and creating mayhem. Garcia and McCarthy are guilty as well.
Don't Blame Trump. says
I’m back at my computer. I have been keeping up with the news “with an open mind”. Liberal outlets only report what they want you to hear. Focus on the news in the next few weeks and months and you will see how wrong you are. Seek help.
No you haven’t been keeping up with the news “with an open mind.” Your comment says so by assuming I focus on liberal outlets only, so, I suggest you approach the facts with an open mind instead of cancelling yourself out by saying it’s not Trump’s fault. Even Republicans that are fleeing from this instigator of violence. Well after the Trumpers stormed the U.S. Capitol, they were stopped from doing any more violence and Biden/Harris have the next four years.
What do conservatives outlets report? Where do you go for news and information?
Demented Joe is a liar and nazi tactic supporting traitor.
I didnt know Biden was a Trump supporter
Actually, he’s an alien from the planet Klop. He was sent to Earth to save us and the planet.
Demented Joe says
Is that all you could come up with sting less? Lol you people have no idea what a coup is or a Nazi. Jesus loves you and forgiveness is the away brother.
I used the absolutely correct terms for you, demented. Maybe you should spend less time trumping for your orange baboon’s lies and try checking out some history. I’ll give you a hint, “Reichstag.”
The term fits. You are a nazi and a liar, sir.
You must be confused. Are you talking about Liar in Chief Trump who lies average of 10+ times a day? And all nazi and white power salutes in this country are done by Trump supporters.
Recall Garcia says
A police officer was killed by your “unarmed” mob. These thugs were there to overturn our election results- to discard all the votes in battleground states because your Sore Loser Trump didn’t win! Thugs, white nationalists, Proud Boys, KKK waving confederate flags and doing Nazi salute.
McCarthy and Garcia are not condemning this coup; they’re part of it. They voted to overturn the election – twice! They claim they just want to “audit”. The vote took place after their mob supporters stormed the Capitol. I’m sure they’re secretly cheering them on! Of course they had to condemn the violence later, mouthing off lies that they’re antifa.
These traitorous scumbags are WHY those idiots are engaging in attempting to violently overthrow the duly elected government of the United States in an illegal coup.
We clearly have some ‘house’ cleaning to do…
This is domestic terrorism, plain and simple.
Get real says
And Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Kenosha all were not domestic terrorism? Get real. Both partied are **&#% in the head right now.
If you really want to get real, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Kenosha were protesting about police brutality. Folks were upset after seeing an unarmed man strangled to death by the police. The protesters were beaten, shot, pepper-sprayed and a host of other static by the police. If you didn’t live in those cities, you had nothing to worry about. Yesterday was about overthrowing the government and invalidating millions of votes. The people’s house was invaded and trashed by rioters carrying confederate and Trump flags. The police allowed them into the building. Some even took selfies with the rioters. None were arrested or detained. One cop and one rioter died. If you lived in The States of America, you had something to worry about. Is that “real” enough for you?
So its ok to burn down innocent business that had nothing to do with the plice? Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA are some of the Biggest Terrorist in the Country. If you support them then you support TERRORIST?
Just like Black Lives Matter that has committed terrorism this whole last year. They burn down a Whole city. When do they get charged with Domestic Terrorism?
BLM was protesting against police brutality and racial equity. Trump’s mob was trying to overturn the election results and take over government to keep their Self proclaimed White Nationalist Commander in Chief in power
Demented Joe says
Lol your so clueless sting less but Jesus loves you.
I do love how the demented believe themselves to be sane. I’ll give you this, at least you’ve named yourselves well…
Demented Joe says
Give up sting less, your ignorant diarrhea spew goes nowhere. Remember demented Joe when you feel lonely today. I’m here for you buddy.
Hey Demented Joe.
If your username refers to Joe Biden you lose.
Biden ran a flawless campaign while Trump was descending into madness to this day.
Biden keeps a steady hand on his transition while Trump was being squirrelly along with his kids, Rudy Giuliani (hair dye dripping) and the rest of the “Gang That Can’t Sue Straight.”
Trump, Jared, Rudy and Don Jr. might be brought up on charges of inciting a riot. You’re with them, right?
You’ve lost this argument and your mind.