'This is so un-American:' House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy condemns violent riots in the Capitol on Fox News, confirms shots fired inside

  • Rioters protesting President Trump's loss of the 2020 election breached the Capitol building Wednesday afternoon.
  • House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy confirmed with Fox News that he heard on a police radio shots had been fired inside the Capitol.
  • "This is so un-American," he told Fox. "I could not be sadder and more disappointed witht the way our country looks at this very moment."
  • McCarthy also said that he called Trump and asked him to condemn the riots and violence.
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Fox News on Wednesday that someone inside the Capitol building had been shot.

PBS NewsHour reported, citing one source, that someone was shot in the chest within the Capitol and that it was not a uniformed officer.

"I'm with Capital police, I heard on the radio: 'Shots fired,'" McCarthy told Fox.

He added that the riots were unprecedented: "I have been in this Capitol for more than 10 years and I've never seen anything like this."

McCarthy urged an end to the violence: "I could not be sadder and more disappointed with the way our country looks at this very moment. Anyone involved in this if you're hearing me, hear me very loud and clear, this is not the American way, this not protected by the First Amendment. This must stop now," he said.

Pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol just after 2 p.m. local time, and members of Congress were evacuated from the building.

"This is so unacceptable what I see happening. We can disagree but we do not take it to this level," McCarthy added.

McCarthy said he had called US President Trump to encourage him to condemn the riots and violence, and do more to calm the crowd. 

"People are being hurt," he told Fox.

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