“There’s a word for what is happening on the Senate and House floors — it’s called sedition. All these unfounded objections to state electors are seditious. They are nothing short of an insurrection against the established order of the Constitution and our democratic republic.”

— U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., 1:36 p.m., Jan. 6, via Twitter.

“I join with Americans from every corner of the country to condemn the violence unfolding at the Capitol, and President Trump and his supporters must do the same immediately.”

— Gov. Charlie Baker, 4:09 p.m., Jan. 6, via Twitter.

“The best way we can show respect for the voters who are upset is by telling them the truth. That is the burden, and the duty, of leadership.”

— Former Massachusetts governor, U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, 6:14 p.m., Jan. 6, via Twitter.

“I’m here, I’m going to stay here, and I’m not going to leave until we have a peaceful transfer of power. It is important for our country to show our resolve and that we are unshakable.”

— U.S. Rep. Bill Keating, D-Mass., 8:16 p.m., Jan. 6, via Twitter.

“This effort to subvert our democracy is not merely one last Presidential tantrum. This effort is designed to knock out the basic pillar on which democracy is founded — the idea that the voters, not the sitting President and not the members of Congress — but the voters decide who will lead this nation.”

— Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., late evening, Jan. 6, remarks delivered on Senate floor.

“In Massachusetts, we uphold democratic values. And while the national Republican Party and President foment violent insurrection, we will continue to uphold and build upon the values of equality and justice enshrined in our founding documents.”

— State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, 5:37 p.m., Jan. 6, via Twitter.

“We citizens must take our own responsibility in this moment as well. And that is to repair the breach between ourselves by recommitting to the success of an inclusive democracy.”

— Former Gov. Deval Patrick, 7:10 p.m., Jan. 6, via Twitter.

“January 6th was a heart-wrenching day that history will not forgive. Elected officials lied to their supporters to raise money and clout, fanned the flames, and now a woman is dead. 2021 requires some soul-searching before it begins in earnest.”

— State Sen. Julian Cyr, 10:07 a.m., Jan. 7, via Twitter.