Senator Baker Addresses Protest in Washington, D.C.

(HARRISBURG) – Senator Lisa Baker (R-20) issues the following statement:

“Today should have been a significant day when America demonstrated a central virtue of our democracy – ratifying the peaceful transition of power. Regrettably, today’s events devolved into a disgraceful, destructive, and deadly spectacle.  The assault on the United States Capitol halted not just the normal process, but diminished the efforts of those supportive of the views of the protestors.

“It is appropriate for citizens to assemble, to petition their government, and to speak their truth for all to hear.  However, there is nothing patriotic or courageous about attempting to derail democracy with violence. There is no constitutional right to lawlessness.”

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