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Indiana AG Hill reacts to ‘brazen assault on Capitol’

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019 file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill holds a press conference in South Bend, Ind. Lawyers for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill are trying to block two women from testifying about previous sexual misconduct allegations as he faces claims that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar last year. The state's attorney disciplinary commission wants the women to testify about Hill's actions when he was the Elkhart County prosecutor before becoming attorney general in 2017. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP File)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill took to Twitter Thursday to condemn Wednesday’s “brazen assault on the Capitol.”

Hill said he felt compelled “not only as an elected leader but as an American citizen” to explain his reactions to the deadly riots.

Four people died Wednesday after a mob of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in protest of Congress’ approval of President-elect Joe Biden’s win over Trump.

The events led to an hourslong delay of the formal Electoral College certification process. Lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate the Capitol after protesters forced entry.

Hill acknowledged he was disappointed in the election’s outcome and believes “there were abnormalities in the election process,” but said it is “never appropriate, however, nor is it American, to storm our hallowed institutions of freedom.”

“America is a nation of laws. Those of us who defend freedom must continue to do so even when freedom doesn’t go our way,” Hill continued.

Lawmakers were able to reconvene at the Capitol Wednesday night and confirm Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election.

Full statement from Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill:

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