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Capitol Riot: Perpetrators’ll Be Brought To Book- Mike Pompeo

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Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State, said Wednesday’s invasion of Capitol in Washington was unacceptable.

Pompeo, a member of President Donald Trump’s government, in a string of tweets said perpetrators of the act must be brought to justice.

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He wrote, “The storming of the U.S. Capitol today is unacceptable. Lawlessness and rioting — here or around the world — is always unacceptable. I have travelled to many countries and always support the right of every human being to protest peacefully for their beliefs and their causes.

“But violence, putting at risk the safety of others including those tasked with providing security for all of us, is intolerable both at home and abroad. Let us swiftly bring justice to the criminals who engaged in this rioting.

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“America is better than what we saw today at a place where I served as a member of Congress and saw firsthand democracy at its best.”

Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington during a joint session of Congress held to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win, a desperate last-minute bid to overturn the November election that sparked chaos and accusations of a “coup” attempt.

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The violence, hours after an extraordinary rally by Trump challenging his defeat, saw flag-waving backers break down barricades outside the Capitol and swarm inside, sending the legislative sessions into an emergency recess.

Extraordinary images showed security personnel barricading the chamber while lawmakers huddled inside wearing gas masks.

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