Like everyone else, members of the rock community were consumed with the news Wednesday when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed and broke into the U.S. Capitol building amid the certification process to confirm President-elect Joe Biden‘s Electoral College victory. The insurrection resulted in at least four deaths, including one woman who was shot and killed.
Here are some of the reactions from the rock world:
Rage Against the Machine‘s Tom Morello: “Here’s a looter stealing a podium from inside the U.S. Capitol and not getting shot, tear gassed, or thrown in an unmarked police van. #MakesYaThink”
Angels & Airwaves‘ Tom DeLonge: “Trump cult in Senate Chamber right now.“
Grandson: “When she asks me where I’m from I catch my tongue before saying I’m American. It’s getting embarrassing.”
Black Veil Brides‘ Andy Biersack: “When fear & hate are encouraged to assimilate steadily into the cultural zeitgeist the [sic] is ultimate result. Absolutely heart breaking & embarrassing. I see nothing patriotic or decent in the support of this idiotic, dangerous & asinine behavior. We must find a way to unite & heal.”
KISS‘ Paul Stanley: “These are TERRORISTS. This is armed insurrection. The flames were fanned today & over time by the president & specific senators who CANNOT be allowed now to distance from or denounce what they have directly caused. Know their names. THIS is the result of their deception. Shame.”
Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee: “Hey F***head @realDonaldTrump tell you covidiots to go home…its a wrap, ya’ll lost, GTFOH!! and while you’re at it YOU get the f*** outta here too before people get seriously hurt!”
Lamb of God‘s Mark Morton: When BLM protestors were marching on the confederate monuments here in Richmond, they were getting beaten with batons & tear gassed. These dudes are literally being allowed to CLIMB the Capitol building lol.”
Yungblud: “It is so sad to me watching the far right break into the capitol building. The protests happening months ago fighting for basic human rights faced severe police brutality for not even a fraction of the aggression. It is truly heartbreaking. Im praying for the safety of everybody.”
Bastille: “This is wild.”
By Josh Johnson
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