CHARLESTON, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – Gov. Jim Justice says there is no excuse for what happened in Washington D.C. on Wednesday when supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
“We do not need to be a violent America. We do not need to be a divided America,” the governor said in a phone interview, adding that he is certain no one in the Trump family would condone the violent actions that were on display yesterday.
Gov. Justice said he believes Trump encouraged peaceful protesting but says he thinks President Trump in no way prompted people to display such violent actions.
Gov. Justice said he understands Trump supporter’s frustration over the president’s allegations of a rigged election and wishes the country had better checked the polls for inaccuracies; however, he said there is no excuse for what occurred yesterday.
At 4:21 p.m. yesterday, the West Virginia governor tweeted his reaction to the social unrest unfolding in the nation’s capital.
“The violence that we are witnessing right now in Washington, D.C. is absolutely unacceptable, and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms,” Gov. Justice wrote. “People have every right to have their voices heard peacefully. But there is no place in our country for this type of activity.”
Gov. Justice relayed that there has already been too much violence, and he hopes this unrest in the country ends soon.