The attacks on our Nation’s Capital on Wednesday, January 6, by violent protestors were shameful and dangerous.
Destroying our congressional buildings and attacking the police are abhorrent and illegal and those involved should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
This was not a good day for our country. This was not protesting – it was un-American. While this started as a peaceful protest, it ended up as mayhem that looked like a third world country. There is plenty of finger-pointing going on right now, and the responsibility for these actions lies squarely on the shoulders of those who acted violently and with total disregard for the lives and safety of others.
Last year, when the far left rioted, set fires in DC, burned a police precinct, burned and looted businesses, and so many more unlawful acts, the mainstream media barely covered it and many political leaders were silent. Statutes and memorials were vandalized and destroyed like the Christopher Columbus statue in Baltimore City that was toppled and thrown into the harbor on July 4th. The City leaders were silent. Those responsible were joyously recording their actions on social media for all to see, yet no one has been held responsible for that crime.
Just as those actions were repugnant, so too was what we saw Wednesday in Washington DC. Violently attacking our nation’s capital – the seat of our government – that resulted in the death of a police officer and a protestor is inexcusable and abhorrent. The mainstream media and some Democrat politicians are now casting blame widely on Republicans. This is a lie, hypocritical, and very divisive. Those political leaders calling for unification as they cast blame should heed their own advice.
I join Franklin Graham as he said, “I am deeply saddened by what took place in our nation’s capital today. Our country is in trouble. We need God’s healing and we need God’s help. Pray for peace and the protection of our nation. Let’s come together—on our knees,” and calling for all Americans to pray for our nation and each other.
The 2021 legislative session begins in two days!
The 442nd session of the General Assembly will convene in Annapolis, Maryland this week on Wednesday, January 13.
With new rules on decreased capacity, social distancing, use of PPE, and heavy sanitization, things will look very different as we come back to Annapolis this year. With nearly 800 bills already filed, our priorities are clear; Coronavirus response and vaccination rollout will be at the center of our focus. Among the other areas, I’ll be fighting tax increases tooth and nail, and working to reform and modernize our children’s education system.
Stay tuned for weekly emails throughout this upcoming session to read more about what’s happening in Annapolis.