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Republican Rep. Peter Meijer calls Pro-Trump mob storming Capitol “domestic terrorists”

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Peter Meijer campaign

Republican Congressman Peter Meijer of West Michigan called Wednesday's events at the U.S. Capitol an “insurrection.”

The freshman congressman from Grand Rapids posted a video on Twitter Wednesday night as lawmakers went back to count electoral votes.

“Like hell I’m going to let a bunch of domestic terrorists interrupt our government, disrupt our proceedings and keep us from doing our constitutional duty. So we’re going back to do just that tonight.”

Meijer did not support the efforts to challenge Presidential election results.

Dustin Dwyer is a reporter for a new project at Michigan Radio that will look at improving economic opportunities for low-income children. Previously, he worked as an online journalist for Changing Gears, as a freelance reporter and as Michigan Radio's West Michigan Reporter. Before he joined Michigan Radio, Dustin interned at NPR's Talk of the Nation, wrote freelance stories for The Jackson Citizen-Patriot and completed a Reporting & Writing Fellowship at the Poynter Institute.