On January 6, 2021, demonstrators in Washington, D.C., vandalized public buildings, endangered the lives of lawmakers, staff, and the general public, and jeopardized the peaceful transfer of Presidential power.
Senator Omar Fateh and Senator Jen McEwen Release Open Letter Denouncing the Ongoing Violence in Washington D.C.
Today, violent supporters of President Trump breached the US Capitol complex leading to significant damage, injuries, and at least one confirmed death by gunshot. The chaotic and dangerous scene also halted the congressional certification of the Electoral College.
On Tuesday, January 5 the 2021 Legislative Session will begin with the inauguration of the new class of 67 senators. The Senate has announced new safety protocols allowing the option of a remote or in-person inauguration process for new senators, which will comply with Minnesota Department of Health guidelines.