Zorn condemns U.S. Capitol terrorists

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, issued the following statement after hundreds of pro-Trump protesters pushed through barriers of the U.S. Capitol and breached the building, resulting in at least one person being shot and the House and Senate chambers being evacuated:

“I am appalled by the criminal actions at our nation’s Capitol, and I denounce the violence in the strongest terms possible. These domestic terrorists need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

“This is a coup and not how America works. These rioters aren’t patriots; they are terrorists who are harming our country, our Constitution and our representative democracy.”