Statement on Jan. 6 Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

A new year brings with it new hopes, new dreams, and a new vision for the future. The first week of 2021, however, brought the unfolding of events few of us could have imagined. The violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol showed a flagrant and appalling disregard for our government’s institutions and the peaceful transition of power—a hallmark of this great nation.

Even more disparaging was law enforcement’s grossly uneven response to an angry mob who stormed the Capitol versus Black Lives Matter supporters who peacefully protested this past summer. This brazen display of privilege was both a heartbreaking and sickening sight.

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