MONROE, CT — The country is still reeling from the siege on the Capitol building in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, during a protest against the outcome of the Presidential Election, which the angry crowd believes was stolen. Five people died and more than 50 were injured in the aftermath.
The Monroe Republican and Monroe Democratic town committees released statements condemning the violence.
Monroe Republican Town Committee:
While the Monroe Republican Town Committee supports the rights of all Americans to peaceful protest, we condemn violence. Both the attacks on our governmental institutions and the resulting injuries and loss of life are reprehensible.
We remain focused on the important work of our Monroe community, knowing that our citizens understand that the events that occurred at our Capitol have no association to local politics.
Monroe Democratic Town Committee:
The Monroe Democratic Town Committee, in the strongest terms possible, condemns the violence that took place in our Nation’s Capitol Building last Wednesday. The insurrectionists that stormed the Capitol attempting to thwart the certification of the free and fair election of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President was unwarranted, dangerous, and treasonous. Attempting to overthrow the government does not make one a patriot.
We sincerely hope that the Monroe Republican Town Committee and First Selectman Ken Kellogg would join us in denouncing the events that took place on January 6.
As a country, we must be better than this. We cannot allow anarchy to take hold of our grand experiment in democracy. The Biden-Harris administration will hopefully mend some of the wounds that have surfaced and been exposed over the last four years of lies and deceit.
Those elected officials, including the President himself, who supported these domestic terrorists should immediately resign so that our national healing can begin.