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Carter Center calls on Capitol protestors to disband: 'Support a peaceful transition'

Carter Center calls on Capitol protestors to disband: 'Support a peaceful transition'
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The Carter Center, the nonprofit founded by former President Jimmy CarterJimmy CarterThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J vax rollout today; third woman accuses Cuomo Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter return to Georgia church after vaccinations The progressive case for the Hyde Amendment MORE and his wife Rosalynn, on Wednesday called on the rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol to disperse and “support a peaceful transition.”

“While The Carter Center supports Americans’ right to protest peacefully, it strongly condemns threats or violence of any sort,” the Carter Center said in a statement. “We call on the mob inside the Capitol building to disband immediately and on all protestors to respect the 6 p.m. curfew. As many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have said, the democratic process of certifying the election results must be allowed to continue.”

“As we have done throughout our history, it is now time to support a peaceful transition and work together toward a prosperous and shared future,” the statement concluded.

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The mob of pro-Trump demonstrators breached the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon, disrupting the certification of President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE’s Electoral College victory and forcing a Capitol-wide lockdown and, later, evacuation. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserAbigail Breslin mourns loss of father from COVID-19 NAACP president accuses Trump of having operated under 'white supremacist doctrine' DC vaccine sign-ups plagued with technical problems MORE (D) has declared a 6 p.m. curfew.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has deployed the Virginia National Guard to the city to address the unrest and President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE issued a video statement hours later calling on the rioters to “go home” while continuing to claim without evidence that his loss was the result of widespread fraud.