January 7, 2021
Yesterday, we watched in horror as our democracy was threatened with attempts to violently interrupt the constitutional duty of our Congress. Lives were put at risk and lost. The foundation of our country was disrespected, and we cannot remain silent.
Violence is a cowardly voice. Insurrection is a betrayal of America.
While we wholeheartedly support the right to share our voice and to peacefully protest, this is not what occurred. We must always be vigilant to protect our citizens, our country and our democracy, particularly in the coming weeks.
Even in one of our country’s darkest days, we saw hope prevail as Congress committed to completing its constitutional duty, working through the night to confirm President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We commend them for their strength and resiliency, especially members of our delegation, Representative Nancy Mace, Representative Jim Clyburn, Senator Tim Scott and Senator Lindsey Graham.
We are deeply saddened by yesterday’s events and stand resolute that in the months ahead America must regain commitment to our democracy and our shared principles. Now is the time to focus on bringing our nation back together and establishing a unity beneficial for all Americans.