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Kind condemns “lawless” behavior of Capitol protesters



La Crosse Congressman Ron Kind says Americans “can’t condone lawless behavior” and “chaos,” such as protesters entering the U.S. Capitol and disrupting business on Wednesday. 

In a Zoom call with reporters, the Democrat described some actions of demonstrators who support President Trump as attempts to carry out a ‘bloodless coup.’

He noted that former House Speaker Paul Ryan and Representative Mike Gallagher, both Wisconsin Republicans, denounced the efforts to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race.

Kind said people do have a right to peacefully protest their government, “but when it descends into this type of chaos, or even back home, if it’s looting and rioting and burning, that’s crossing the line into criminal behavior.”

Sen. Ron Johnson, who led the challenge to Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, joined with other members of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation in urging supporters of President Donald Trump, who stormed the U.S. Capitol, to stand down.

Johnson tweeted Wednesday that protesters should “peacefully disperse.”

The Senator later added, “The Capitol Police have acted with incredible professionalism. I sincerely thank them for their service and condemn all lawless activity.”

Johnson tweeted after he and other lawmakers were rushed from the U.S. Capitol, interrupting challenges to Biden’s win.

Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher called the storming of the Capitol “Banana Republic crap.” Gallagher called on Trump to stop the protests.

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan of Madison urged Trump to “call off the domestic terrorism you’ve incited.”

Pocan later added, “There is no evidence that “antifa” attacked the Capitol today. But here’s overwhelming evidence that despite a Trump-supported attempted coup by violent terrorists, 121 of my
@GOP colleagues still have no backbone.”

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  1. David

    January 7, 2021 at 10:18 am

    So Ron kind shots his mouth off he is polishes cabana boy

  2. Jenny

    January 7, 2021 at 11:38 am

    It was sure fun to see the government fearing the people. They govern at our consent. It’s time to rescind that consent.

  3. Randy Hubert

    January 7, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Where was Ron’s opposing protests when BLM and Antifa were burning businesses. If we hadn’t allowed state election laws to be changed in key cities which was against the states election laws we wouldn’t have 74 million pissed off voters. These changes allowed mail in ballots that are very questionable. Shut in votes in Wisconsin for example. No signatures in some counties in Pennsylvania or county election officials fixing bad ballots. We need to strengthen our election process to eliminate the appearance of fraud or we will have 85 million pissed off voters next cycle. All the recounting ballots in the world won’t make a difference if we don’t have accountability of where and who has filled out the ballot. I personally have lost faith in our election process regardless of who lost or won.

    • ProAntiFaPro

      January 22, 2021 at 7:17 pm

      Got any more completely debunked and disproven, known russian propaganda you wanna cry about while you’re here? Your side keeps INCESSANTLY whining, bringing up this ‘74 million’ number, as if it means anytjing at all. Let me be the first to inforn you that Biden got 81 million votes, which constitutes a landslide, according to orange foolius; Remember him? He’s the candidate who mass-printed campaign paraphernalia that literally said ‘F**k Your Feelings’ on it…you can currently find him holed-up in a poorly-rated& dirty, decrepit golf course/diner in South FL…probably asking aloud why nobody respects their disappointment from the huge “L” they got served at the ballot box. Who is/are the snowflake(s) in THIS situation??? I just hope you all find a ‘safe space’ to drown in those sweet, sweet conservative tears. Maybe next we can educate them, I say we start out with a history lesson on fascism, and how, contrary to popular belief in gop circles nowadays, it is *NOT* a good thing. I can’t F’n believe we have to even say that out loud. Gonna take a minute, that’s for damn sure…but at least there is hope again.

  4. Bethany B.

    January 11, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Did I miss Ron Kind condemning Gov. Evers, asking him to step down, as Racine burned? What about all the mayors and govenors of Calif, NY, Washington, etc. when countless businessess burned and people and police shot??!! Spare us your selective, liberal condemnation! HYPOCRITE.

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