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Southwest Florida Members of Congress Respond to This Week's Insurrection Attempt

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Many politicians took to Twitter to express their feelings about the violent mob that overtook the U.S. Capitol, interrupting the certification of the electoral college votes for President-elect Joe Biden. Here is how Southwest Florida's U.S. Representatives and Florida's U.S. Senators responded to the pro-Trump extremists who stormed the capitol building.

US Senator Rick Scott implored people to help law enforcement identify rioters to bring them to justice. He also tweeted support and condolences for the capitol police officer who was killed.

Senator Marco Rubio admonished the insurrection while pleading with President Trump for law enforcement assistance. He also posted his remarks before voting to certify the Electoral college Vote.

Congressman Greg Steube began the day discussing his intent to object to the electoral college votes of four states, and ended the day tweeting his personal account of being barricaded into a room for safety.

Congressman Byron Donalds also began the day ready for his first official action as a US Representative; objecting to the electoral college votes. He too, ended the day with a statement against the violent attempt at insurrection.

Representative Mario Diaz-Ballart called for justice in the aftermath, and expressed his outrage in English and Spanish.

Representative Vern Buchanan's Twitter statements expressed his shock and disapproval of the violence. He said it inspired him to vote to certify the election in order for the nation to "move past this election."

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Vern Buchanan's Statement on Twitter
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Representative Vern Buchanan's Twitter statement