Former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said that Wednesday's riot at the US Capitol building was "beyond awful."
"It was the most awful feeling I have had a long time," Flake told CNN's Don Lemon. "I was on Capitol Hill during 9/11. I was on the baseball field being shot at. I can tell you, neither of those experiences would have been like this."
Flake, a CNN political commentator, who endorsed Joe Biden for president, went on to call on Congress to move certify the election results without objection.
"Congress is doing exactly what they should be doing right now, certifying the results and then waiting for January 20th," Flake said. "I hope that Congress will take up some of the nominees that the President-elect has put forward and hold those hearings so that we can hit the ground running on January 20th."
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