US Vice President Mike Pence calls on Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol to immediately leave, saying the violence “must stop now.”
The statement goes farther than Trump, who has urged his backers to be peaceful but has stopped short of calling them to clear the Capitol.
Trump earlier lashed out Pence for refusing to interfere in the certification of Biden’s Electoral College win. Pence was ushered to a safe location after the protesters entered the Capitol.
The violence and destruction taking place at the US Capitol Must Stop and it Must Stop Now. Anyone involved must respect Law Enforcement officers and immediately leave the building.
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) January 6, 2021