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Sen. Mark Warner safe, calls for protesters at U.S. Capitol to 'do the right thing'

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 19:44:57-05

WASHINGTON -- Virginia Senator Mark Warner is calling on pro-Trump protesters to do the right thing after they stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon.

In a Tweet, Warner confirmed that he was safe and asked Americans to pray for the country.

"Thanks for your concern," Senator Warner tweeted. "I am safe and sheltering in place with other senators. Please join me in praying for our country, and for our fellow Americans to do the right thing."

All this comes after Congress went to recess and the U.S. Capitol was put on lock down after pro-Trump protesters stormed the building during debates over the certification of the Electoral College votes.

Earlier in the day, Warner tweeted a photo of himself watching protesters outside the Capitol.

"I’m reminded of the oath I swore to support and defend the Constitution. Today I will continue to uphold that oath," he tweeted.

CBS 6 also reached out to Sen. Tim Kaine who released a statement:

“Thanks so much for checking in. Senator Kaine and our team are safe,” said a spokesperson.

Kaine also tweeted late Wednesday afternoon, saying "This violence must end now."

Several other Virginia lawmakers took to Twitter to comment on Wednesday's events.