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GOP lawmaker on violence at Capitol: 'This is a coup attempt'

Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerKinzinger: Conspiracy theory FBI planned Jan. 6 example of 'legacy of Trump and Trumpism' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin MORE (R-Ill.) condemned the violence at the Capitol on Wednesday, calling the demonstrations by President TrumpDonald TrumpMaria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back Republicans eye Nashville crack-up to gain House seat MORE's supporters “a coup attempt.”

The GOP lawmaker, who has been vocal about his opposition to challenging the Electoral College results, slammed the demonstrators entering the Capitol. 

“This is a coup attempt,” Kinzinger posted. 

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His tweet comes as the U.S. Capitol Police locked down the Capitol building and evacuated multiple congressional buildings as the demonstrations became increasingly more violent. 

Protesters breached the Capitol building shortly after 2 p.m., leading the House and the Senate to temporarily stop their debates on the Electoral College certification. 

Vice President Pence was removed from the Senate amid the unrest. Lawmakers have been instructed to get down in their chairs, and the doors of the House chamber were locked. 

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Trump called his supporters to rally in Washington, D.C., on the day Congress was slated to certify the Electoral College vote that designates Joe BidenJoe BidenExpanding child tax credit could lift 4 million children out of poverty: analysis Maria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' The Memo: The center strikes back MORE as president-elect.

He spoke earlier Wednesday at a protest and acknowledged that rallygoers were going to march toward the Capitol to encourage lawmakers not to certify the vote.

"I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically, make your voices heard today," he said.