Congressman Jodey Arrington Denounces Violence at U.S. Capitol
On Wednesday afternoon protesters breached the U.S. Capitol while Congress was going through the process of confirming the results of the 2020 Presidential election.
Several Congressmen had announced prior to the violence at the Capitol that they would object to the confirmation of Joe Biden as the winner of the Presidential election. Arrington was one of those Congressmen saying on Tuesday that would object citing changes to election law in certain states as a key reason.
Arrington announced his objection in a letter addressed to U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi saying, "This defiance of the Constitution and blatant disregard for the Rule of Law in unconscionable and a dereliction of our sacred duty. I will object on January 6th and voice my constitutional concerns with the 2020 Presidential Election, and I urge my colleagues to do the same."
In Arrington's eyes, that objection needed to be done peacefully in Congress. He went to Twitter to denounce the actions of the mob at the U.S. Capitol.
“Today’s violence and lawlessness was completely unacceptable and undermined both peaceful protest and our efforts to voice legitimate objections to this election,” Arrington said in a Tweet. “Grateful to our law enforcement.”
Senator Ted Cruz was also among the many elected officials to get their message out on the public forum.
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