At one point, he told police officers: "You open the door for them and let them breach the people's house."
A survey found that most voters opposed the Capitol riots and blamed Donald Trump for the violent demonstration.
China's foreign ministry further pushed the false equivalence on Thursday when its spokesperson accused the United States of double standards.
Two lawmakers reportedly came close to a scuffle amid a debate over Republican objections to the election results.
The organization issued a statement after pro-Trump protesters descended on the U.S. Capitol during a violent uprising that lasted several hours.
After the mayhem, Hawley denounced the protesters that he had raised his fist to just hours prior. "The violence must end," he said.
"We invite all parties in the USA to use moderation and common sense. We believe that the US will overcome this domestic political crisis in maturity," said Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Scores of celebrities decried the unrest and violence that broke out in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, as Congress attempted to certify President-Elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.
Photos and videos posted on social media showed President Donald Trump's supporters protesting the certification of states' Electoral College votes.
Protesters clashed with officers, tore down multiple layers of barricades, and stormed the Capitol building in a chaotic scene Wednesday.
A statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee was quietly removed from the U.S. Capitol overnight Sunday, but statues honoring Confederate leaders and others with racist pasts remain—months after leaders of Congress urged their removal.
"The Biden-Harris cabinet, it will be historic," the President-elect said, promising a Cabinet that "looks like America, that taps into the best of America."
Rep. Raúl Grijalva's diagnosis comes just days after Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday. Gohmert has frequently been seen walking around the Capitol without a mask.
"I can confirm that AOC gets along w many of her Republican colleagues on a range of things that don't have anything to do w legislation or politics," Matt Gaetz wrote on Twitter. "She is not a bitch."
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced plans to dismantle the police-free zone after two shootings took place over the weekend.
Suspect seen exiting vehicle with firearm after driving through baricade near city's Capitol Hill.
Chip Roy instructed House Speaker Pelosi how to walk from the House of Representatives to the Senate in a video expressing GOP frustration at her weeks-long decision to hold onto the articles of impeachment.
The Trump Administration is trying to destroy an American tradition of serving as a sanctuary for the threatened and persecuted that stretches back to the Pilgrims. I can't stand by.
"The president's condition has been visibly deteriorating to the point where there's a lot of talk right now about his mental state beyond mental health professionals," Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist, said.
John McCain will be the 35th person to lie in state in the historic Washington, D.C., building.
The moment was caught on video.
Two long-anticipated appearances from the Facebook boss will happen this week, but can they help save the company from scandal?
"I want to be clear, I never had a run in with a child molester like Roy Moore and I was fortunate in the type of harassment that I did suffer," she said.
Representative Brenda Lawrence reportedly dismissed multiple female aides' concerns about her chief of staff, Dwayne Duron Marshall.
House Speaker Paul Ryan sent a memo to House members on Friday urging them and their staff to undergo sexual harassment training.