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Mayor Gloria, Council President Campbell React to Siege of U.S. Capitol

January 6, 2020


SAN DIEGO After rioters stormed the United States Capitol today in an effort to stop the certification of the Presidential election, Mayor Todd Gloria and City Council President Jennifer Campbell issued this statement:

What we saw today in Washington was an assault on our democracy emboldened by the President of the United States. The violent actions of these extremists were infuriating and must be condemned by every American who believes in our Constitution and the rule of law.

We are grateful for the law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol and the people inside it. We have personally been in touch with San Diegos Congressional Delegation and are thankful that they are all safe.

Today is a dark day in our history and we must quickly set about the work of repairing the damage done to our democracy. We are heartened by Congressional leaders decision to get back to work to affirm the will of the voters and declare Joe Biden and Kamala Harris our new President and Vice President tonight.