| Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty Images Acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen condemned the violent rioters who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday and said federal agents were being deployed to quell the conflict.
In a statement Wednesday afternoon, hours after supporters of President Donald Trump attacked Capitol police and entered the building, Rosen said the Justice Department had sent federal agents to restore order on the Hill.
The department was coordinating with the National Guard, Capitol and D. C. police, as well as the Departments of the Interior and Homeland Security, acting attorney general said.
Rosen had previously posited sedition charges against anti-racism protesters who took to the streets amid a reckoning on police violence this summer.
The Trump administration deployed federal agents to city streets across the country at the time, at times charging at and detaining protesters.