By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Republican West Virginia senator who marched to the U.S. Capitol last week says he hopes President Donald Trump “calls us back.”READ MORE: Cleanup Efforts Underway After Storms Bring Down Trees And Damage Homes
State Sen. Mike Azinger called the pro-Trump crowds “inspiring and patriotic.”READ MORE: Pennsylvania Man Who Won $3 Million From Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket Will Help Mom Retire Early
Democrats in the West Virginia State Senate are criticizing Azinger for refusing to condemn the violence.MORE NEWS: Friends Of Victims Remember The Lives Of Those Lost In Biomat USA Plasma Center Crash
More than a dozen lawmakers from at least nine states joined the crowds that day, including West Virginia lawmaker Derrick Evans, who resigned Saturday as he faces charges of entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol after he live-streamed himself with rioters.