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Republican senator, congressman from Miami respond to protests on Capitol Hill

US President Donald Trump greet Sen. Marco Rubio(R-FL) after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Miami International Airport in Miami. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) (Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump greet Sen. Marco Rubio(R-FL) after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Miami International Airport in Miami. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) (Getty Images) (Getty Images)

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio hadn’t revealed his position on Wednesday’s Electoral College certification, but he is speaking out on social media about the U.S. Capitol lockdown after protesters breached barricades and stormed the Capitol.

His first Tweet: “There is nothing patriotic about what is occurring on Capitol Hill,” Rubio tweeted. “This is 3rd world style anti-American anarchy.”

His latest tweet addressed the President directly.

“Mr. President: the men & women of law enforcement are under assault. It is crucial you help restore order by sending resources to assist the police and ask those doing this to stand down.”

On Saturday, dozens of protestors gathered at Miami’s West End Park to then marched to the West Miami home of Rubio demanding that he reject the Electoral College totals that show Joe Biden won the race for President or they will vote him out.

One of the new Republicans in Congress from Miami, Carlos Gimenez, also commented about the events unfolding.

Florida lawmakers respond on social media to Captiol violence
Florida lawmakers respond on social media to Captiol violence

About the Author:

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.