U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan released a statement following the breach of the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. He called it a “sad day in American history.”

Protesters gather in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.

The building was flooded with protesters while both the U.S. House and Senate were separately debating the merits of electoral votes from the state of Arizona. Live footage showed members of Congress being whisked away after protesters bypassed police barricades and entered the halls of Congress.

“I am disgusted by the lawless acts of violence being perpetrated at the Capitol,” Sullivan stated via Twitter. “Disgraceful. A sad day in American history. The world is watching. We are the United States of America. We must be better than this. We ARE better than this.”

Rep. Don Young called on protesters to “stand down and leave the Capital building.”

While hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in D.C. to express frustration over the lack of voter integrity in key swing state, neither Young, Sullivan nor Sen. Lisa Murkowski raised any objections to the Electoral College vote.

The day began with a joint session of Congress to count and certify Electoral College votes and declare a president elect. A group of Senators and Representatives, however, objected to the validity of electoral votes in Arizona and Pennsylvania which caused the two houses to meet separately and debate whether or not to reject votes.

After about an hour of deliberations over the Arizona votes, protesters entered the Capital building and the debate was abruptly halted as law enforcement removed the protesters. Amid the skirmish, one woman was shot and killed. Six hours later Congress resumed counting the Electoral College votes and confirmed Biden as president elect.

Before resuming the vote count Sullivan issued a second statement on the events of the day.

“The violence that transpired today in the U.S. Capitol building was a disgrace and will go down as one of the sadder and more dispiriting days in our country’s history,” he said. “But those who chose violence in order to disrupt our constitutional duties will not have the last word. We need to go back to the Senate chamber tonight to finish the important work of the Congress in counting the Electoral College vote. This will ensure that an orderly transition of power — one of the most sacred hallmarks of our great constitutional republic — takes place on January 20.Today, the world witnessed our Capitol under siege. Tonight, they will witness the resiliency of America’s democracy.”

President Trump disagrees and earlier in the day called on Pence to throw out electoral votes from states where voting irregularities took place. Pence refused, saying he did not think he had this authority.

A coalition of conservative House and Senate members began the day asking their Congressional colleagues to immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.

This idea, too, was rejected.

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Sen. Sullivan says he’s ‘disgusted by the lawless acts of violence’ in D.C.

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Kaye says:

    Soro’s, Democrap, Antifa, BLM protester’s bought and paid for~ Bet cha!!

  • Vicki Riendl says:

    The people I saw in a video rummaging through the house chambers all were masked just like Antifa always are. They said they were going to do this today and they ARE DOING AS THEY PROMISED! Stop assuming these are Patriots people, you will only make things worse.

  • Ed Martin Jr says:

    Dan I am disgusted with YOU for not joining a full & fair investigation into voter fraud in the past election …Why haven’t you supported this ? …. The only reason this happened is because you & the majority of congress has failed to HONOR YOUR OATH’s . ““Disgraceful. A sad day in American history. The world is watching. We are the United States of America. We must be better than this. We ARE better than this.” We are! but your NOT or this would have never happen !

  • Michael S Totten says:

    Dan you are a traitor and I am ashamed to call you my brother. Sincerely a retired marine!

  • NAV says:

    FU Sullivan you freaking RINO your no better than Don Young or Lisa Murkowski at least Lisa Murkowski will stab you in the chest and not the back!!!

  • Aunt Sally says:

    Is it too late to recall this feckless dirtbag?

  • john otness says:

    Those elected that fail their Oaths scream the loudest… sold out to china .

  • john otness says:

    And yes the break in has Antifa scum written all over it.

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  • JET says:

    I certainly don’t remember Sen. Sullivan, speaking out against Antifa, black lives matter burning down cities. Even showing up here in Anchorage for a rally. Why was the black (marxist) lives matter banner able to wave for so long on a public building downtown Anchorage? Where was his disgust then? He may have said something, but I don’t remember. I hope he can understand the frustration that has inspired these actions. A stolen election, and We The People have to sit back and watch them steal!! And it was probably antifa/blm doing the violence.

  • Brian says:

    Sullivan won’t get my vote next time. Anyone that doesn’t stand up for investigating this last election doesn’t represent me. He’s proven that Washington corrupts absolutely.

    • Kfinh says:

      Hate to say it but unfortunately there’s not going to be a next time. The “art of the steal” have been accepted by the ruling class. So the way I see it, if you go along with them now when your term comes up they’ll return the favor and guarantee you’ll have a seat with them.

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Was Rino Danny Boy outraged at the 200 cities that were burned and looted this summer by BLM and Antics? Didn’t think so.
    Where’s the outrage for the lost integrity of our elections? What a phony? Is he on the Epstein flight logs?

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  • Ed Martin Jr says:

    Now after the vote on the Hill, I find all three of our congressional delegation are morally corrupt! They can never in a thousand years defend their actions NOT to investigate & allow for a commission to examine the Election Fraud of 2020 in numerous swing states! Shame on all of you! Truth must prevail, and that your Oath’s mean nothing when it comes to Preserving our Republic ! God help us Americans !!!!!

  • Nicole says:

    Sullivan is a disgrace and a coward. His failure to ensure election integrity and the LEGAL will of the people will go down as one of the sadder and more dispiriting days in our country’s history. His duty was to ensure an orderly transition of LEGITIMATE power by counting only LEGAL electoral votes, following the LAW, which Sullivan refused to defend. There’s nothing sacred or constitutional about lawlessness, deception, and brute force.

  • John Nielsen says:

    Was the election fair? Doubtless there were some irregularities. There usually is. But how much? Who decides? The mob that entered the capitol, and there were patriots among them, decided they would transgress the process going on in the capitol. That is the constitutionally mandated process of our elected officials verifying and certifying the electoral college votes. The entering mob decided they would intervene and demand their views supplant the workings of the constitution. They are saying we don’t trust the officials we elected. Our representatives are wrong, we are right. Our mob has decided. We must take matters into our hands and transgress our system of government. This act is nothing less than a form of treason against our republic, even if there was significant fraud in this particular election. The patriots if they really are patriots need to face up to this. Election reform is another matter.

    • Thomas Brown says:

      It’s been a coup attempt for the last 4 years, where have you been John?

    • Brian says:

      John did you not notice, this last election was the sacrifice of our Republic. The Republic is dead, we now have an elite government, not chosen by the people. I, long ago, realized our government is not run by the ones we vote for, but my the same people that control the Federal Reserve.

  • Thomas Brown says:

    Our congressional delegation didn’t say shit when antifa and BLM were burning American cities. None of them are fit to serve this state