Michigan Gov. Whitmer, former Gov. Snyder call for unity amid riots in Washington

Large group stormed Capitol buildings

Police officers in riot gear line up as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump.
Police officers in riot gear line up as protesters gather on the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Pro-Trump protesters entered the U.S. Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital during a joint session Congress to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Current Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and former Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder are calling for unity after a large group of supporters for President Donald Trump stormed Capitol buildings on Wednesday.

The supporters stormed Capitol buildings in Washington D.C. as lawmakers were meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

READ: Trump tells Capitol mob to ‘Go home in peace’

At about 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown as groups breached the Capitol steps. At 3:40 p.m., the White House said the National Guard was ordered to the Capitol.

READ: Pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown: Follow live coverage

Read Whitmer’s and Snyder’s statements below:

READ: Biden calls on mob to ‘pull back,’ urges restoring decency


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