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Texas politicians united in pleading for calm as Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol

The chaos began shortly after some GOP lawmakers, led by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, launched a dispute to the certification of Arizona’s electoral votes.

Pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol during a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021. The joint session of the House and Senate was sent to recess after the breach as it convened to confirm the Electoral College votes cast in November's election.

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