Former US President Barack Obama has issued a statement on today’s events, calling the storming of the Capitol a moment of great dishonor and shame for the American nation.

Iran PressAmerica: Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump's relentless lies on the 2020 election incited violent, disturbing events at the US Capitol. 

Obama in his tweet said: "History will rightly 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, as a moment of great dishonor and shame for our nation."

The former president called on Republicans to cease their support for Trump's effort to overturn the 2020 election result and "choose America."

Trump supporters stormed into the Congress building and tried to enter the building as the counting of the electoral college was underway, all the doors of Congress were locked and even a CNN reporter could not get out of the building.

There are reports of guns drawn in the building and at least one person shot.

One woman has been shot and is in critical condition according to reports from US broadcaster CNN.

There has been an armed confrontation at the doors of the House of Representatives. Tear gas has also been used.

Members of Congress have been told to evacuate the building or remain where they are. One congresswoman tweeted that she was staying in her office. 219

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