Bergman sheltering in place as Trump supporters storm Capitol

Jan 6, 2021

Congressman Jack Bergman (R-Watersmeet) is safe and sheltering in place in the nation's Capitol during violent clashes between far-right protestors and law enforcement, according to a spokesman.

On social media Bergman denounced the attacks from far-right supporters of President Donald Trump.

"I’ve said it dozens of times in the past few years - I support every American’s right to peacefully protest, but violence and attacks on our police have no place on our streets, or in our Capitol," the lawmaker wrote.

Bergman is one of several Republicans that planned to fight the electoral college certification of President-elect Joe Biden's victory. 

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