Senator Wiener's Statement on Violent Riots at Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

January 7, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO - Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) released the following statement regarding armed rioters entering the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.:

“What’s happening in our nation’s Capitol is nothing short of terrifying, and is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in this country. President Trump and his Republican sycophant enablers are responsible for this armed mob storming the Capitol. They’re responsible for the shutting down of our democratic process and for putting members of Congress, their staff, journalists and other Capitol employees in physical danger. The people who enabled this mob violence must be held accountable and recognized as perpetrators. 

"As a Senator, I’ve experienced the legislative process being disrupted by violence. I’ve been sequestered by Capitol security due to violence. This cannot continue, and we must have accountability.”