Numerous visitors, including Republicans, blamed Trump for the events.
Adam Kinzinger, a Republican member of the House of Representatives, told Trump, “You are not protecting the country. Where is the police? Your work is done and your legacy will be a disaster ”and said,“ This is a coup attempt ”. Charles Ramsey, one of the former police chiefs of Washington DC, said: “I would like the president to shut up and get out of the way. He’s like cancer. “The country has come this close to a coup attempt for the first time,” he said.
Kevin McCarthy, leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives, stated that the action in the Congress building was not in American style and said, “It should stop right now.” McCarthy said he also spoke to Trump.
Senator Mitt Romney, who was also the presidential candidate of the Republicans in the past, said, “Trump led to this revolt.”
Mike Gallagher, a Republican member of the House of Representatives, told Trump that other countries are now looking at the US and laughing, “Let it go now. It’s done. The election is over, ”he said.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz said, “The constitution protects peaceful protest, but violence is always wrong, whether it comes from the left or the right. Those who resort to violence are harming the cause they defend ”.