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South Dakota's delegation to Washington, along with Governor Kristi Noem released statements and held press conferences following the events which took place in Washington D.C. Wednesday.

 

A pro-Trump mob stormed the capital as joint session of congress began work on certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.  

 

South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson said this is the seeds of violence, sown by many over the last few years...

 

 

 

 

South Dakota Senator John Thune held a short press conference to give an update on the situation and said too many people have been exposed to disinformation about the election, leading to high tensions...

 

 

 

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem tweeted out the following statement...

Finally, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds released the following statement...

"As a nation, we should stand together in opposition to the violent acts and lawlessness that occurred at the U.S. Capitol today. Violence and destruction are never the answer. We are better than this, and it's past time for cooler heads to prevail. I continue to pray for our great country."

 

In all, four people were killed in the mayhem, including one woman inside the US capital building.  Congress would evetually return and certify the results of the election.  

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