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"A few thoughts on yesterday, as an American": Bynum expresses thoughts on Capitol riots

Posted at 1:36 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 14:36:40-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum took to Facebook to express his thoughts on Wednesday's riots at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

READ MORE: Rioters at Capitol shattered windows, graffitied doors, left behind debris

Bynum said he is proud of Congress proceeding with the Electoral College votes on Wednesday night, saying, "After a day of our kids seeing mob rule attempt to gain control of their government, I was so thankful they could see the elected representatives of their fellow Americans from both parties speak with sincerity and passion and reason before the day ended."

In his post, Bynum highlighted a speech by Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), expressing he found "great resolve and optimism in his comments on the ability for us right here in our hometown to help heal our country if we are willing to work together. Let’s continue to make Tulsa that kind of place."

Congress confirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory early Thursday morning in a joint session.

READ MORE: Joe Biden’s win in the Electoral College confirmed, Trump commits to 'orderly' transition

Biden won 306 Electoral College votes, 36 more than needed to become president. He will be sworn in January 20. Sen. Kamala Harris will also be sworn in as vice president.

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