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Business Leaders Condemn Violence on Capitol Hill: ‘This Is Sedition’

Hours after supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol, industry groups and C.E.O.s called for an end to the chaos.

Business leaders denouncing the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday included groups like the Business Roundtable and the chief executives of major banks and other companies.
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Business groups and leaders of large corporations condemned the violence on Capitol Hill that disrupted efforts to certify the election of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday.

Hours after supporters of President Trump forced lawmakers from the floors of the Senate and House of Representatives, the Business Roundtable, a group of chief executives from some of the nation’s largest companies, called on the president and other officials to “put an end to the chaos and facilitate the peaceful transition of power.”

“The chaos unfolding in the nation’s capital is the result of unlawful efforts to overturn the legitimate results of a democratic election,” the organization posted on Twitter.

The National Association of Manufacturers, one of the country’s largest lobbying groups, suggested that Vice President Mike Pence should consider invoking a provision of the 25th Amendment that allows members of the president’s cabinet to temporarily remove him from power.

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