Former President George W. Bush and Senator Mitt Romney lashed out at Donald Trump's loyalists in Congress on Wednesday, claiming they are the ones who caused the president's biggest supporters to storm the Capitol building.
'It is a sickening and heartbreaking sight,' the 43rd U.S. president said in a statement Wednesday. 'This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic - not our democratic republic.'
Romney, who has been an outspoken critic of the president from his post as Utah senator the last two years, said the chaos on Capitol Hill was due to a 'selfish man's injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action.'
He also blamed his Republican colleagues in the House and Senate for agreeing to object to the Electoral College results and giving supporters false hope that there is a way to overturn Joe Biden's victory.
'The objectors have claimed they are doing so on behalf of the voters,' Romney said in a statement released Wednesday. 'Have an audit, they say, to satisfy the many people who believe that the election was stolen. Please! No Congressional led audit will ever convince those voters, particularly when the President will continue to claim that the election was stolen.'Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney (left) and former Republican President George W. Bush (right) condemned the Wednesday siege of the Capitol, claiming GOP lawmakers were to blame for inciting the action by planning to challenge the Electoral College results
Bush released a statement calling the scene at the Capitol 'sickening' and how election results are 'disputed in a banana republic'
Romney condemned his Republican colleagues in Congress in a Wednesday statement, writing: 'The objectors have claimed they are doing so on behalf of the voters. Have an audit, they say, to satisfy the many people who believe that the election was stolen. Please! No Congressional led audit will ever convince those voters, particularly when the President will continue to claim that the election was stolen'
A group of Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate launched a plan to object to the election results, siding with the president on his still unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud and an outcome 'rigged' by the