Local senators, representatives react to U.S. Capitol being stormed

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UPDATE: Former U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack, who just left office Saturday, joined us live during Local 4 News at 5.

Loebsack said that what happened Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol was “unacceptable.”

Watch the full interview in the video above.

Another former Iowa representative had strong words for some of the state’s government officials:

EARLIER UPDATE: Local 4 News has reached out to the entire Congressional delegation serving the Quad Cities area after the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. was stormed by protesters upset by the outcome of the November presidential election.

That’s Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst from Iowa, Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin from Illinois and Congresswomen Cheri Bustos and Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

So far, only Grassley and Durbin have offered a statement.

“At this time, Sen. Grassley is with his usual Capitol Police protective detail,” Grassley’s team said, adding that they will let us know if and when there’s more to share.

“We are locked down and not available for interviews today,” Durbin’s team said.

Miller-Meeks is hosting a Zoom call shortly.

Some have tweeted their thoughts:

Governors also spoke out:

And the Speaker of the House said the joint session must go on:

World leaders also weighed in:

And President Trump’s Twitter account was locked:

His recent tweets had already been restricted with this note, and “permanent suspension” is now on the table:

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