GOP congressman who objected to election results condemns protesters breaching Capitol: ‘This is despicable’
Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., condemned violent, pro-Trump protesters who breached the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and interrupted the proceedings to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. “This is despicable,” Waltz said on “The Daily Briefing.” “This is not who we are as a country. We were debating this, through debate and discussion from our interpretations of the Constitution … There is no place for violence.” Waltz is one of many Republican members of Congress who announced they would object to certifying electors in states won by Biden. Protesters broke into the Capitol building shortly after 2 p.m., forcing the House floor to be evacuated.