Acting U.S. Homeland Security chief urges Trump to condemn supporters' violence

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf on Thursday called on President Donald Trump to denounce political violence one day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a bid to block Congress' certification of his loss to Democrat Joe Biden.

"We now see some supporters of the President using violence as a means to achieve political ends. This is unacceptable," Wolf said in a statement, adding that he was not resigning. "These violent actions are unconscionable, and I implore the President and all elected officials to strongly condemn the violence that took place yesterday."