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Governor Beshear calls people who breached U.S. Capitol Building 'domestic terrorists'

Posted at 4:12 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 19:52:50-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Governor Andy Beshear is reacting to the news that pro-Trump supporters breached the U.S. Capitol Building.

Gov. Beshear calls it a "tough day for our country" and refers to the people who breached the U.S. Capitol Building as "domestic terrorists."

"When you try to use force, intimidation, to get what you want, to overthrow an election, to stop the business of Congress, yes, you are acting as a domestic terrorist," Gov. Beshear said.

Governor Beshear says there can't be Democrats or Republicans, only Americans, and everyone should condemn this.

"And anyone who doesn't, you cannot fan the flames and condemn the fire," Gov. Beshear said. "If you've been standing with and riling up militia members across this Commonwealth or this country, shame on you. There is blame there for you."

Gov. Beshear says today's the day we've got to commit to being better.

The Republican Party of Kentucky issued the following statement condemning the violence at the U.S. Capitol:

"We denounce the angry mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol today and condemn them in the strongest possible terms. Violence is never acceptable and has no place in our Democracy. The individuals engaged in this criminal behavior are dangerous and destructive and should be held fully accountable. We want to thank the brave men and women of law enforcement who are protecting our leaders and pray for a quick and peaceful end to this situation." – Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Mac Brown