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'They Can Choose America': Former Presidents React After Mob Of Rioters Overrun U.S. Capitol

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — America's four living former presidents took to social media Wednesday after a mob of Trump supporters overran the Capitol building and sent members of Congress fleeing during the Electoral College vote ratification.

Former president Barack Obama said in a statement posted to Twitter that history would "remember today's violence at the Capitol, incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election."

Obama's predecessor, former President George w. Bush also issued a statement on Twitter, calling the actions an "insurrection."

In a thread, former President Bill Clinton said that Americans must "reject today's violence, turn the page, and move forward together."

Former president Jimmy Carter, through The Carter Center, also released a statement on Twitter stating that he and wife, Rosalynn, were "praying for a peaceful resolution."

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