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Texas lawmakers react to pro-Trump mob breaching the US Capitol

Video footage shows officers deploying pepper spray after the crowds began charging officers and moving towards the US Capitol steps.

This story will be updated as soon as new statements come in.

Several Texas lawmakers spoke out Wednesday about the violent pro-Trump mob who stormed the U.S. Capitol building following President Donald Trump's insistence that he would "never to concede" the election in a speech on the Ellipse.

The group broke through several barriers placed at the steps of Capitol, while the certification of Electoral College votes began inside. 

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Video footage shows officers deploying pepper spray after the crowds began charging officers and moving towards the Capitol steps. The scene escalated as some of the mob made physical contact with officers, and police responded with physical action. 

Shortly after the Capitol went on lockdown, Texas lawmakers spoke about the violence unfolding in Washington, D.C. They called for an end to the violence and many thanked Capitol police.

Former President George W. Bush released the following statement: 

"Laura and I are watching the scenes of mayhem unfolding at the seat of our Nation’s government in disbelief and dismay. It is a sickening and heartbreaking sight. This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic – not our democratic republic. I am appalled by the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election and by the lack of respect shown today for our institutions, our traditions, and our law enforcement. The violent assault on the Capitol – and disruption of a Constitutionally-mandated meeting of Congress – was undertaken by people whose passions have been inflamed by falsehoods and false hopes. Insurrection could do grave damage to our Nation and reputation. In the United States of America, it is the fundamental responsibility of every patriotic citizen to support the rule of law. To those who are disappointed in the results of the election: Our country is more important than the politics of the moment. Let the officials elected by the people fulfill their duties and represent our voices in peace and safety. May God continue to bless the United States of America."

The Dallas County GOP issued the following statement Wednesday night:

"The Dallas County Republican Party supports law and order, and our first amendment right to freely assemble. We condemn all violence and pray for everyone involved in the events in our Nation's Capital. Now is the time for us to be united as a Nation."

Congressman Dan Crenshaw tweeted for the mob to "stop this bull---- right now."

Rep. Colin Allred said he had been evacuated from the House floor:

Joaquin Castro went live on Instagram with his brother Julian from inside his office in the Capitol.

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President Trump tweeted and asked for "everyone to remain peaceful."

President-elect Joe Biden went live on air on television calling for President Trump to appear on air and condemn the mob. He tweeted shortly after:

President Trump put out a video on Twitter still claiming a baseless allegation that the presidential election was "stolen": "We had an election that was stolen from us...but you have to go home now, we have to have peace." He then called his supporters "very special."

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Twitter flagged the tweet, saying that "this claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can't be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence."

Twitter and Facebook removed the video from their platforms Wednesday night.

Twitter later announced it had blocked the president's Twitter account for 12 hours.

Later Wednesday night, Instagram announced it would suspend the president's account for 24 hours.

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WUSA9's Laura Wainman contributed to this report.

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