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Central Coast Democrats shocked, Republicans disappointed at U.S. Capitol attack by Trump supporter group

SANTA MARIA, Calif. – Central Coast Democrats said they're shocked while Republicans said they're disappointed by what happened in Washington D.C. Wednesday as Trump supporters attacked the Capitol.

The Lompoc Valley Democratic Club called Wednesday’s attack treason.

The Corresponding Secretary from the SLO County Democratic Party told NewsChannel 3-12 this is not America and the people who did it are extremists.

Local Republicans like former Congressional candidate Andy Caldwell condemned the violence.

South Coast Republican Bobbi McGuinness said the people she knows who went to Washington D.C. were there to peacefully protest.

McGuinness said they wanted to support President Trump and she had no idea why a group attacked the capitol.

"I don't know what exactly motivated those particular people to break into the capitol, it was supposed to be a peaceful protest," said McGuinness.

“Criminals, American terrorists,” said SLO County Democratic Party  Corresponding Secretary John Alan Connerley. “We are profoundly saddened by the criminal action that we all saw today.”

While local democrats are blaming President Trump, we have not yet heard back from Republican Party officials in San Luis Obispo County.

San Luis Obispo County / Santa Barbara - South County / Santa Maria - Lompoc - North County
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Karen Cruz-Orduña

Karen Cruz-Orduna is a reporter for NewsChannel 3-12. To learn more about Karen, click here.

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