FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- 7 January 2021
Contact: Liz Voss, Vice Chair, [email protected]
The attack on the Capitol yesterday afternoon may be the most dangerous moment in US history since the Civil War.
This attempted coup is the culmination of years of Donald Trump and his Republican cronies building a flourishing white supremacist base, feeding them with lies and falsehoods, and preparing them for violence.
While Democrats Abroad supports the right of pro-Trump demonstrators to express their views, we demand prosecution to the fullest extent of the law of those who would use force to overthrow our elected government. Terrorists should be treated as such. The color of their skin should not allow them to walk away without ramifications. We believe the racial injustice on evidence here is deafening.
We are grateful to our Congressional Representatives and Senators who are, as Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN) has said, committed to reconvening and finishing the job that they started today. Anarchy will not prevail. Democracy will.
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