’I was very disappointed’: Ga. Congressman on Wednesday’s violence in D.C.

’I was very disappointed’: Ga. Congressman on Wednesday’s violence in D.C.
Congressman Sanford Bishop. (Source: WALB)

WASHINGTON D.C., Ga. (WALB) - Georgia Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop was not in the Capitol when the protestors overran the building.

He told WALB News 10 that he was sheltered in place in his office in the Rayburn House Office building throughout the protests and was safe to attend Wednesday night’s counting of the electoral votes.

Bishop said he could clearly see all of the protests from his office and was appalled to have protestors ransack the Capitol.

“I was very disappointed. This is a very sad day in the sense that our Constitution and our institutions have been disrespected in a very, very unpatriotic and seditious way,” said Bishop.

Bishop said that he hopes the new Biden administration will unify more Americans to fix the problems like the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing.

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