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Acting U.S. Homeland Security chief urges Trump to condemn supporters’ violence

U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee conducts hearing on nomination of Chad Wolf to be secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday called on President Donald Trump to denounce political violence one day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to block Congress’ certification of his loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

“We now see some supporters of the President using violence as a means to achieve political ends. This is unacceptable,” Wolf said in a statement, adding that he was not resigning. “These violent actions are unconscionable, and I implore the President and all elected officials to strongly condemn the violence that took place yesterday.”

(Reporting by Susan Heavey, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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