In response to large groups of armed Trump followers storming the U.S. Capitol today, PEER’s Executive Director Tim Whitehouse has released the following statement:
Armed and violent Trump followers have stormed the U.S. Capitol, destroyed federal property, attacked police officers and first responders, and threatened our nation’s elected representatives. Trump and those who support his delusional claims of electoral victory have incited this malicious attack on our democracy. Now is a time when we should be working together as one country to fight the deadly pandemic, strengthen our economy, and protect our environment. We call on all leaders to condemn this violence and those who incite it, and stand strongly in support of a peaceful transition to the new duly elected president.