Following a day of chaotic protests and violence at the United States Capitol, several Texas lawmakers have been anything but silent during this unprecedented event.
Several members of Congress are calling for an end to the disruption. Sen. Ted Cruz, who earlier today led the charge in the Senate to object to Biden’s victory, tweeted to protesters to bring an end to the violence.
Rep. Michael McCaul has not only called for an end to the violence, but said those who stormed the Capitol should be arrested and prosecuted.
Rep. Chip Roy stated that the chaos will not deter him from doing his constitutional duty.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett said the events of today is “the natural outcome of Trump feeding his supporters a steady diet of lies.”
Rep. Joaquin Castro tweeted that he is safe and accused the president of “inciting a coup.”
Several state officials have also weighed in, including outgoing Speaker of the Texas House of Representative Dennis Bonnen, calling today “A sad day in our history.”