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."
Thanks for your concern — 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.— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) January 6, 2021
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.
Watching the protests outside the Capitol, I’m reminded of the oath I swore to support and defend the Constitution.— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) January 6, 2021
Today I will continue to uphold that oath. pic.twitter.com/FpnERBBmvs
"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."
My staff and I are safe right now—following the instructions of Capitol Police and praying for the safety of Capitol workers, members of the press, and all here in Washington today. This violence must end now.— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) January 6, 2021
Several other Virginia lawmakers took to Twitter to comment on Wednesday's events.
This is absolutely unacceptable. This is not how we conduct the Nation's business. Please allow us to get the work of the people completed.— Rep. Rob Wittman (@RobWittman) January 6, 2021
I’ve been getting a lot of outreach. I am safe.— Abigail Spanberger (@SpanbergerVA07) January 6, 2021
I was in the House Chamber as violent, far right protestors tried to break down the doors. Thank you to the Capitol Police for keeping us safe and evacuating staff, reporters, and members of Congress to safety.
I'm safe. Evil always raises hell before it is cast out. We will pass this test. Democracy will prevail.— Rep. Donald McEachin (@RepMcEachin) January 6, 2021