The peaceful transition of power is a core tenet of our democracy and one that we, the people, have always respected.

Today’s dangerous events, incited by hate and misinformation from the highest levels, are heartbreaking and wrong. They have no place in our political discourse. A majority of Americans spoke with their votes in the 2020 election and their voices need to be heard — and certified. 

I strongly condemn today’s violence and call on all elected leaders to do the same. It’s time to recommit to working to heal our divisions and move America forward.