White House condemns violence at Capitol- McEnany

"We condemn it - the president and this administration - in the strongest possible terms," McEnany told reporters in the White House briefing room on Thursday (January 7).

"It is unacceptable, and those that broke the law should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

She also said, "Those who are working in this building are working to ensure an orderly transition of power. Now it is time for America to unite."

McEnany left the room without taking questions from reporters.

Video Transcript

KAYLEIGH MCENANY: I am here to deliver this message on behalf of the entire White House. Let me be clear. The violence we saw yesterday at our nation's capitol was appalling, reprehensible, and antithetical to the American way. We condemn it-- the president and this administration-- in the strongest possible terms. It is unacceptable, and those that broke the law should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

What we saw yesterday was a group of violent rioters undermining the legitimate First Amendment rights of the many thousands who came to peacefully have their voices heard in our nation's capital. Those who violently besieged our capitol are the opposite of everything this administration stands for. The core value of our administration is the idea that all citizens have the right to live in safety, peace, and freedom.

Those who are working in this building are working to ensure an orderly transition of power. Now it is time for America to unite, to come together, to reject the violence that we have seen. We are one American people under God. Thank you very much.

- Where's the president?

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- The president violated the law.