‘A moment of great dishonor and shame’: Former President Barack Obama condemns Capitol riots

Rioters forced their way into US Capitol on Wednesday

Members of the National Guard arrive to secure the area outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (Jacquelyn Martin, Copyright 2020 Jacquelyn Martin. All rights reserved.)

WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama released a statement condemning the violence in Washington on Wednesday.

A large crowd of people who support President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced lawmakers into hiding.

A woman was shot and killed inside the Capitol, and Washington’s mayor instituted an evening curfew in an attempt to contain the violence.

Congress is set to resume confirming the Electoral College vote for Joe Biden on Wednesday night.

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People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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