Earlier 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.
In response, Assistant DFL Leader Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) released the following statement:
“It is heartbreaking to see a violent assault on our Capitol of the United States today, not by protesters, but by a mob. The break-in caused destruction and threatened members of congress, staff, security, and police. Our country has a rich history of peaceful transitions from one President to the next and this will be so on January 20. While our government and democracy are under siege today, this will end. I believe the very vast majority of people in this country follow the Constitution and want to move forward to restore honor, decency and the soul of our Nation. God Bless America.”