Ige condemns violence in the US Capitol as ‘assault on democracy’

Gov. Ige denounces violence at U.S. Capitol during pro-Trump protests

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Gov. David Ige is condemning violence in the US Capitol and says law enforcement in the islands are prepared to protest the Hawaii State Capitol if necessary.

In a news conference Wednesday, he said the president is inciting violent mobs and called his actions “appalling.” “The nation has spoken and Joe Biden will be the next president,” he said.

“It’s time for us to move on.”

The governor also thanked Trump supporters in Hawaii for remaining peaceful. A small group gathered at the Hawaii state Capitol on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the governor said police and deputy sheriffs are prepared to protect the Hawaii State Capitol if necessary and stressed the importance of remaining calm.

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