I strongly, and with certainty, condemn the storming of the capital today by any and all who claim to be conservatives and Republicans. This behavior is unacceptable, illegal and un-American, and casts a pall on the hundreds of thousands in D.C. who were protesting peacefully and rightfully. Each and every criminal should be prosecuted and held accountable. Political violence has no place in our Republic and cannot be tolerated by Republicans. We are better than that and have strongly and consistently condemned un-American violence from the left.
We had a contentious election, we had fraud and irregularities, but after weeks of investigation, it is apparent that President Trump lost the election. We are angry and disappointed, but we need to move forward. The sooner we do that, the sooner we will position ourselves to win in the future. We have better policies and better ideas, and we need to demonstrate that NOW, through our words and through our deeds.