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'Tragic, outrageous and devastating': Rep. Barr, AG Cameron denounce Capitol mob

Donald Trump, Andy Barr
Posted at 4:12 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 16:12:07-05

Rep. Andy Barr condemned actions from demonstrators who stormed the United States Capitol building protesting the 2020 election results Wednesday, calling their actions "tragic, outrageous and devastating."

“They are wholly inconsistent with the fundamental values of our constitutional republic, Barr said in a release issued Wednesday. "The United States is an exceptional nation because we resolve our differences peacefully — through the ballot box, the courts and our democratic institutions — not through violence."

Barr added that the mob's actions are not indicative of the values that the United States stands for as a nation.

"I pray for peace, unity and the brave men and women of the Capitol Hill Police, the Washington DC Police and peaceful protesters in harm's way," he said. "May God bless our country.”

Attorney General Daniel Cameron also condemned the mob's "despicable" actions.

"We are a country founded on the rule of law," he said. "Concerns and grievances are addressed through the political process and through peaceful protests, not violence and anarchy. This must stop."

The Kentucky GOP echoed Barr and Cameron's statements in the following release:

“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.”