‘A dark day in America’: Central Florida leaders react to violent mob storming the U.S. Capitol

Thousands of President Donald Trump’s supporters spilled into the streets of Washington on Wednesday to protest as Congress prepared to certify the Electoral College vote for former Vice President Joe Biden.

Here’s what local and state officials are saying about the situation.

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Rep. Val Demings

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Sen. Marco Rubio

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Rep. Anna Eskamani

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood

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Sen. Rick Scott

Attorney General Ashley Moody

Rep. Darren Soto

Rep. Stephanie Murphy

Gov. Ron DeSantis

Orange County Sheriff John Mina

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