The National Guard has been activated in Washington, D.C., to help restore calm after the attack on the U.S. Capitol building Wednesday, an attempt to keep President Trump in office following his loss in the election.

Meanwhile, Congressman Antonio Delgado, who was at the nation's capitol during the attempted coup, made a short statement on his facebook page:

"My staff and I are safe. We are grateful for the brave Capitol Police officers who are doing everything they can to keep everyone safe. I’m praying for our country."

Governor Andrew Cuomo has deployed 1000 of New York's National Guard to help during the presidential transfer of power. Cuomo states, "This deployment will not impact our state's ongoing efforts to contain and combat the COVID virus. For 244 years, the cornerstone of our democracy has been the peaceful transfer of power, and New York stands ready to help ensure the will of the American people is carried out, safely and decisively. God bless our brave men and women in uniform, and God bless the United States of America."

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