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Statement on Today’s Riot in Washington, DC

January 6, 2021  • Daniel R. Porterfield

The anti-democratic riot taking place right now at the U.S. Capitol is completely at odds with America’s democratic values, our history of peaceful transitions of presidential power, and the rule of law. These scenes are very disturbing to observe.

I have no doubt that this rebellion against a free and fair election will fail and that Constitutional order will be restored. In the days and weeks to come, the overwhelming majority of Americans that support democracy will have their voices heard.

The scenes at the Capitol are shocking, but they do not reflect the enduring democratic values of this nation. As a people, we are bigger and better than this, and I have faith in the ideals of our democracy.

Dan Porterfield
President and CEO