A Republican Representative slammed President Trump and told him to call off the protest after his angry MAGA crowd breached the US Capitol.
Congressman Mike Gallagher was one of many officials who were forced to shelter-in-place after Trump supporters tore down the barricades and forced their way into the Capitol during a joint session of Congress.
In his short video taken at his office, the Republican told Trump to call off the masses as he compared the protest to “banana republic crap.”
“Right now I am sheltered in place in my office because we have protesters who have stormed the Capitol – clashing with Capitol Police, forcing their way into Statutory Hall. The Vice President of the United States was just rushed off the floor of the House by Secret Service,” Gallagher explained in his clip.
“This is Banana Republic crap that we’re watching happen right now. And the objectors over the last few days have told me there is no problem with just having a debate.
“‘We know we’re not going to succeed, so we’re just going to object. We’re going to have a debate, we’ll voice people’s concerns and then we won’t actually overturn our entire system of representative government.
“‘So nothing bad will happen, there’ll be no cost to this effort.’
“This is the cost of this effort, this is the cost of countenancing an effort by Congress to overturn the election and telling thousands of people that there is a legitimate shot of overturning the election today. Even though you know that is not true.”
The Congressman then turned his attention directly to Trump as he told him to call off the protest because “the election is over.”
“We have got to stop this. Mr. President, you have got to stop this. You are the only person who can call this off. Call if off. The election is over,” Gallagher added.
“Call it off! This is bigger than you. It’s bigger than any member of Congress. It’s about the United States of America, which is more important than any politician. Call it off. This is over.”
Following one hour after several top Republicans called for the assault on the Capitol to end, President Trump came up with a video in which he urged his supporters to go home.
“I know your pain, I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order,” Trump said as he addressed his supporters on Twitter.
“We don’t want anybody hurt. It’s a very tough period of time. There’s never been a time like this, where such a thing happened, where they could take it away from all of us. From me, from you, from our country.
“This was a fraudulent election, but we can’t play into the hands of these people. We have to have peace. So go home. We love you, you’re very special. We’ve seen what happens, you see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know you how feel. But go home, and go home in peace.”