It was unclear if they were members of Mr Erdogan's security. "Violence is never an appropriate response to free speech, and we support the rights of people everywhere to free expression and peaceful protest", said the statement, clearly stating that the demonstration in front of Kılıç's residence was legal, peaceful and protected. It said they chanted anti-Erdogan slogans, and that Erdogan's team moved in to disperse them because "police did not heed to Turkish demands to intervene".
"We should throw their ambassador the hell out of the United States of America", McCain said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe".
Nine people were hurt and two people were arrested during the incident on Tuesday, and a D.C. Fire and EMS spokesperson reported two of those who were hurt sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospitals.
Several other Senate Republicans, including Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, called on the Turkish government to immediately apologize for the violence. "The Turkish-Americans responded in self-defense and one of them was seriously injured".
The incident occurred after Erdogan arrived after a White House meeting with President Donald Trump.
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Mr Ryan said Congress needs to get the facts, but "it is obvious there are some people out there who want to harm the president". The investigation will also look into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
The US respects Turkish concerns about its "by, with, and through" approach to the Syrian Democratic Forces led by the YPG, and will continue consulting with ankara as the focus on combating IS continues, Nauert said.
According to D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham, the situation was especially "dicey" because some of the Turkish guards were armed.
Sen. Patrick Leahy's tweet said "We've got to come back to American values".
Investigators with the Metropolitan Police Department are working with the Secret Service and the State Department to identify the people on the videos.
Pursuing charges would also threaten to further inflame the uneasy relationship between the United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.
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Trump later said in an interview with NBC News he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation. The chances of Donald Trump being impeached are very slim, according to analyst at Japanese investment bank Nomura.
But Trump stood out in his praise for Erdogan in April, surprising the global community when he called the Turkish president to congratulate him on a controversial referendum win that expanded his power.
Erdogan then gets out of the vehicle, and starts to watch how his security detail beats the protesters, while the first bodyguard returns to him, as if briefing on the happening.
At their meeting Tuesday, Trump said the US would re-establish its military and economic partnership with Turkey, committing to backing Turkey's defense against both Islamic State and the PKK. Kheirabadi said he is a Kurd who passed through Turkey as a refugee and is now a USA citizen.
Earlier in the day, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the Trump administration understood Turkey's position against the YPG.
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One of the locations where people gathered was the Sound Garden art sculpture at a Seattle park, for which Soundgarden was named. When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him.