Statement by the DPPC about the Violent Assault on the U.S. Capitol
The DPPC condemns the attack in the United States Capitol building on January 6, 2021. While Congress was fulfilling its constitutional duty to certify president-elect Biden’s electoral victory, supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol and violently disrupted the democratic process.
Free exchange of ideas, debate, resolving differences through civil discourse, and democratic engagement has been the bedrock of our republic. Since its inception, one of the most significant tenets of American democracy has been the peaceful transition of power. This unprecedented assault undermined that very cherished, remarkable, and sacred principle.
We extend our condolences to the family of the Capitol Police officer who lost his life during the attack. We also commend Congress for returning to the Capitol so soon after the attack to certify the electoral college results.
This day will go down in history as one of America’s ugliest days. But we hope it serves as a lasting reminder that democracy is precious and should not be taken for granted.