ICYMI: Sen. Bill Cassidy discusses chaos at Capitol on 9NTM

Updated: Jan. 7, 2021 at 8:38 AM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Republican Senator Bill Cassidy says he is safe and sound, despite the violence and chaos that unfolded in our nation’s capital last night.

In an exclusive interview on 9News This Morning, Senator Cassidy called Wednesday’s protests and breach of the U.S. Capitol Building a tragedy.

“It wasn’t fearful, you’re angry,” Cassidy began. “You’re angry that people would assault our democracy,” the senator went on to say.

In tweet, Cassidy asked President Donald Trump to condemn the violence and ask protesters to disband.

“No one can speak to that crowd better than President Trump ... it was a responsibility of leadership,” the Senator said.

In the days leading up to President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Cassidy says he believes the violence and protests will serve as a point of reflection for many.

“I think our country’s best days are ahead of us. You just have to be patient. You have to work hard. You have to build relationships. Of course I want Republicans to be in charge but that’s not going to stop me from working for better solutions,” Cassidy finished.

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