Missouri 4th District U-S Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler was quick to condemn Wednesday’s violence in the nation’s capital. She said, “The violent rioting on Capitol Hill is appalling and must stop! These so-called protesters have exhibited behavior one would expect to witness during a third world coup. This disgusting behavior is not representative of what we stand for as a country. This is thuggery and violators must be punished to the fullest extent allowed under federal law. We cannot heal our divides as a nation if this lawlessness persists.” Missouri U. S. Senator Josh Hawley issued this statement. “Thank you to the brave law enforcement officials who have put their lives on the line,” he said. “The violence must end, those who attacked police and broke the law must be prosecuted, and Congress must get back to work and finish its job.”