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Illinois members of Congress react to chaos in Capitol

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., called it a “coup.”

Clockwise from top left: Rep. Sean Casten, Rep. Jesus Garcia, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Rep. Bobby Rush, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Rep. Danny K. Davis.
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Illinois members of Congress expressed anger and revulsion after a mob broke into the U.S. Capitol Wednesday while Congress was certifying president-elect Joe Biden’s victory. One congressman, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., called it a “coup.”

The throng broke through multiple police lines after President Donald Trump urged his supporters to march to the building and protest the certification process. The pro-Trump swarm later trashed congressional offices and broke into both chambers of Congress. One person was shot during the skirmish.

Here’s what some Illinois lawmakers had to say

Sen. Tammy Duckworth:

Illinois’s 1st district: Rep. Bobby Rush

Illinois’s 3rd district: Rep. Marie Newman

Illinois’s 4th district: Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García

Illinois’s 6th district: Rep. Sean Casten

Illinois’s 7th district: Rep. Danny K. Davis

Illinois’s 8th district: Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi

Illinois’s 10th district: Rep. Brad Schneider

Illinois’s 11th district: Rep. Bill Foster

Illinois’s 12th district: Rep. Mike Bost

Illinois’s 13th District: Rep. Rodney Davis

Illinois’s 15th district: Rep. Mary Miller

Illinois’s 16th district: Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Illinois’s 17th district: Rep. Cheri Bustos

Illinois’s 18th district: Rep. Darin LaHood