U.S. Congressman Ron Wright and Chairman Eric R. Meyers Respond to Attack on U.S. Capitol

January 7, 2021

U.S. Congressman Ron Wright (TX-06)

U.S. Representative District 6 Ron Wright

“Yesterday was a sad and dark day in our nation’s history.  As the world looked on, our beloved Capitol building was attacked and overtook by violent protesters.  I am outraged by the events of yesterday and condemn the violence in the strongest terms possible.  Declaring an event to be a peaceful protest does not make it a protected right when the peaceful part is gone.

Thank you to all the heroic Law Enforcement Officers from Capitol Police, FBI, Secret Service, MPD, the Nation Guard, and others, for putting their lives on the line to protect us and secure the Capitol, so my colleagues and I could finish the People’s business on the House Floor.  No angry mob was going to stop us from fulfilling our constitutional duty.

Although what we saw yesterday was inexcusable and reprehensible, it doesn’t change the fact that election laws were broken, and evidence of voter fraud has been presented.  Both deserve to be investigated.  Last night, I objected to certifying the Electoral College votes from Arizona and Pennsylvania to fight for the integrity of our elections and to give certainty to millions of Americans that our electoral process is safe and secure.

Civil discourse, debate, and peaceful protests are vital to our democracy, but violence is never and will never be the answer.  God Bless our great nation.”

 

Republican Party of Navarro County Chair Eric R. Meyers

Republican Party of Navarro County Chair Eric R. Meyers

“As a republican, I strongly condemn violence and acts in which we consider intolerable.  I am concerned for our country and the safety of innocent people who may be impacted by any of this.

In regards to the election, I still believe there needs to be a thorough investigation into irregularities and fraud which are evident in many states.  Once we allow this to happen without recourse, our votes mean nothing.”

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