League Condemns Domestic Terrorist Attack on the U.S. Capitol


lwv riot statement

1/6/2021 WASHINGTON – The League of Women Voters of the United States president Dr. Deborah Turner, CEO Virginia Kase Solomon  and the full board of directors issued the following statement in response to the violent demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol:

"This is a dark day in the history of the United  States of America. Today’s activity on Capitol Hill should have been a  procedural exercise to finalize the 2020 election. Instead, our nation's Capitol was attacked by domestic terrorists seeking to invalidate the will of the people.“

"The actions by these terrorists have no impact on  the results of the election. This violent mob was encouraged by an outgoing president who lost re-election in a free and fair election.“
Donald Trump has emboldened and empowered violent  agitators, perpetuated dangerous conspiracy theories, and dishonored the  office of the President. Furthermore, the members of Congress who  continuously lie to the American people about the proven legitimacy of  this election are also responsible for today’s horrific events. There is blood on their hands.“

The League of Women Voters of the United States calls on President Donald Trump to concede the election immediately. We  call on all members of Congress to respect the certification process,  condemn the actions of these terrorists, and support a peaceful  inauguration on January 20th.”

CONTACT: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | scourtney [at] lwv.org