Pompeo slams storming of Capitol, says violent protest ‘intolerable both at home and abroad’

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, condemns a pro-Trump mob for storming the US Capitol, saying that the United States always condemns political violence.

“I have travelled to many countries and always support the right of every human being to protest peacefully for their beliefs and their causes,” Pompeo writes on Twitter.

“But violence, putting at risk the safety of others including those tasked with providing security for all of us, is intolerable both at home and abroad.”