Arizona lawmakers react to Capitol lockdown and protest

Arizona lawmakers react to Capitol lockdown and protest
Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Source: John Minchillo)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Eyes are on the Capital Wednesday afternoon as protesters supporting President Donald Trump rallied outside the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

During a joint Congress session to certify President-Elect Joe Biden’s November 3 win, dozens of protesters clashed with law enforcement and breached security perimeters in the building.

Lawmakers inside the House chamber were told to put on gas masks as tear gas was fired in the Rotunda.

Several Arizona lawmakers have issued a reaction to the Jan. 6 events, including Governor Doug Ducey, while other lawmakers ensure the constituents of their safety.

President Trump along with President-Elect Joe Biden also responded to the protest.

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