Pennsylvania Trump supporters traveled to DC to protest election outcome

NEWTOWN, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A group of supporters of President Donald Trump returned home to Bucks County, Pennsylvania on Wednesday night after protests turned violent in the heart of the nation's capital.

During the demonstrations, a violent mob loyal to Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and forced lawmakers into hiding, in a stunning attempt to overturn America's presidential election, undercut the nation's democracy and keep Democrat Joe Biden from replacing Trump in the White House. A woman was shot and killed inside the Capitol during the chaos. She has not been identified.

The rioters were egged on by Trump, who has spent weeks falsely attacking the integrity of the election and had urged his supporters to descend on Washington to protest Congress' formal approval of Biden's victory.

Despite Trump's repeated claims of voter fraud, election officials and his own former attorney general have said there were no problems on a scale that would change the outcome. All the states have certified their results as fair and accurate, by Republican and Democratic officials alike.

Still, those returning to Pennsylvania say they didn't think the election was fair.

Doug Marshall of Lower Makefield Township said, "If Joe Biden had won the election legitimately, look I'd be upset, but I'd accept it. But there a lot of questions I had and I wanted to make that statement known."

Keith Elton said, "Embarrass Trump by showing them that he's making this stuff up if that's the case, but we don't believe it."

Those returning home say they believe the majority of the event was peaceful but did condemn the Trump mob storming the Capitol building.

Greg Garber of Newtown said, "That doesn't do anything, someone lost their life."

"Antifa people, we saw them there," said Erin Harre of Lynchburg, Virginia.

Wednesday's bus trip was organized by Newtown People4Trump.

"We want to stand for our rights," stated Annette Slaughter of Blackwood, New Jersey.

Steve Lowers drove from Illinois to connect with the group.

"It's an illegitimate election, they stole it, and we need to take it back," Lowers said.

Joan Gacad of Hatfield said, "Politics stink, and I don't care if you're a Democrat or a Republican, you should be standing up and saying,there's a problem here."

Police have arrested 30 people for violating a curfew imposed in Washington, D.C. after rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Officials say the 30 people were arrested Wednesday evening after being found on the streets after the 6 p.m.

The Senate has resumed debating the Republican challenge against Biden's presidential election victory Wednesday night, more than six hours after the attack at the Capitol.
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