Michiana Senators and Representatives respond to chaos at the Capitol
As protestors breached the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, Michiana legislators issued statements about the chaos.
Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued the following statement.
“It’s both saddening and sickening to watch a mob devolve into thinking their rules would ever replace the rule of law. I unequivocally condemn the violence at the U.S. Capitol that we are now witnessing. Passion, patriotism and love for our nation should always and only be expressed in constructive ways that seek to honor the ideals on which our nation was founded. Any means of violence runs counter to who we are and is never acceptable.”
I am safe and sheltered in place. Horrified and shell-shocked by the violence of rioters trying to undo the constitutional transfer of power. @RealDonaldTrump, for the sake of our nation and safety of our people, tell your supporters to stand down and leave town.— Fred Upton #WearYourMask (@RepFredUpton) January 6, 2021
Every American has the right to exercise their First Amendment rights, but violence and destruction are never the answer.— Jackie Walorski (@RepWalorski) January 6, 2021
Stop these attacks on our country now and keep the protests peaceful.
Grateful to the U.S. Capitol Police for protecting everyone in our Capitol.
Peaceful protest is healthy, but what is happening at the U.S. Capitol right now is unacceptable and un-American. Those participating in lawlessness and violence must be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) January 6, 2021
I have been evacuated from the House Chambers and have been escorted to an alternate, safe location.— Rep. Dan Kildee (@RepDanKildee) January 6, 2021
This is a dark moment for the history of our country. Praying for an end to the violence and safety for everyone in the Capitol.
.@realDonaldTrump should demand that all protestors leave the U.S. Capitol and Capitol Grounds immediately.— Rep. Dan Kildee (@RepDanKildee) January 6, 2021
I am safe, sheltering in a secure location and will continue to follow the guidance of the Capitol Police.— Senator Gary Peters (@SenGaryPeters) January 6, 2021
Today’s attacks on the Capitol are dangerous, unacceptable and an attack on our democracy—and must stop.