This is a joint statement from Rev. John Welch, Rev. David Bigsby, and Gamaliel Executive Director Ana Garcia-Ashley on the treasonous protests and unlawful breach of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 20201.
Download the press release here: Gamaliel Statement on the Treasonous Protests in Washington, D.C.
Gamaliel Statement on the Treasonous Protests in Washington, D.C.
Chicago, IL –– The Gamaliel Network denounces the unlawful breach of the United States Capitol Building this afternoon.
We condemn the violent attempt to disrupt the democratic process and to discredit the results of the 2020 election. We call upon every member of Congress and President Donald Trump to acknowledge the results of the election and to demand that protestors leave the Capitol Building. We call upon leaders at all levels of government and on both sides of the aisle to call this action what it is: an act of domestic terrorism, and an attempted coup. We call upon all Americans to demand and support a peaceful transfer of power.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Washington, D.C and with all Americans in this dark moment. We mourn the violence inflicted upon our nation’s capital. We pray for a safe and peaceful end to this atrocity.
We encourage our affiliates and members to speak out against these acts of domestic terrorism and invite them to use our statement as needed.