Here's how Kansas officials are responding to rioting in Washington
Chaos erupted in the nation's capital Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump swarmed the Capitol building, prompting Vice President Mike Pence to be swept to a secure location and the Senate chamber to be evacuated.
All members of Kansas' Congressional delegation confirmed they were safe and decried the events unfolding over the course of the afternoon, as protesters attempted to breach the House and Senate floors.
A woman was shot and taken to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. The Pentagon said the Washington, D.C., National Guard has been mobilized to support local law enforcement. By late afternoon, 13 people -- all from outside the area -- had been arrested.
Thousands had gathered at the National Mall earlier to protest the election results. At a rally about an hour before the protesters broke through police lines at the Capitol, Trump had urged them to go to the building.
Trump has unsuccessfully tried to overturn election results in six battleground states through dozens of failed lawsuits, falsely claiming the election was stolen despite no evidence of widespread fraud.
U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall and U.S. Reps. Ron Estes, Tracey Mann and Jake LaTurner all said they would object to the Electoral College vote for Biden, although Trump and his allies lack the votes needed to overturn the results.
Both U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, the state's lone Democrat in Congress, and U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran have said they would vote to certify Biden's win.
Here are how the members of the state's Congressional delegation, as well as notable state officials, responded to the events:
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran: "I condemn the violence and destruction at the U.S. Capitol in the strongest possible terms. It is completely unacceptable and unpatriotic. This is a sad day for our nation and it is an unwelcome reminder that our democracy is fragile," Moran said in a statement.
U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall: "I share the frustration many Americans have over the Presidential Election; however, what happened at the U.S. Capitol today is unreasonable and unacceptable and I condemn it at the highest level," Marshall said in a statement. "America needs to know we will not be deterred by violence."
U.S. Rep. Tracey Mann, 1st Congressional District: "I am a believer in the First Amendment and the right to peacefully protest," Mann said on Twitter. "The violence at the Capitol now is unacceptable."
U.S. Rep. Jake LaTurner, 2nd Congressional District: "The lawless behavior at the U.S. Capitol is reprehensible and has no place in our country," LaTurner said in a statement. "This is a stain on American history, and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms."
U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, 3rd Congressional District: "Today is a dark day for our country," Davids wrote on Twitter. "It's unacceptable that we have a President who has repeatedly condoned and even encouraged this despicable behavior. It must stop."
U.S. Rep. Ron Estes, 4th Congressional District: "In America we can disagree without being disagreeable," Estes said on Twitter. "Protesting a cause is appropriate, but violence of any kind is unacceptable. I want to thank the Capitol Police and law enforcement officers that have responded."
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "The storming of the U.S. Capitol today is unacceptable," Pompeo said in a statement. "Lawlessness and rioting—here or around the world—is always unacceptable ... America is better than what we saw today at a place where I served as a member of Congress and saw firsthand democracy at its best."
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly: "Acts of violence or destruction – especially when targeted at law enforcement and members of the press - is unacceptable," Kelly said in a statement. "Now more than ever, we need to come together and fight this virus – not each other."
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt: “The lawlessness at the U.S. Capitol today is sickening, shameful, inexcusable and counterproductive," Schmidt said in a statement. "I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. This riot, like others before it over the past year, offends the law and order we fight to preserve every day, and it insults the men and women who fought and died for our Constitution and who serve the rule of law."
Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman: "This is not democracy," Ryckman said on Twitter. "This is not how we transition power. Threats, violence and destruction have no place in America."
N'dea Yancey-Bragg, John Bacon, Will Carless and Ryan W. Miller of USA TODAY contributed to this report.