Smith Statement on Protests at the U.S. Capitol
Nebraska 3rd District Congressman Adrian Smith released the following statement about ongoing protests at the U.S. Capitol:
“As Americans, we believe the rule of law and protection of civil liberties differentiate our nation as the greatest on earth. While many protestors are exercising their constitutional right to be heard peacefully, I urge all protestors to do so and to follow the directions of law enforcement. We are working to ensure concerns about the conduct of the presidential election in several states are heard through the existing legal process, and illegal disruptions of this process are unacceptable and not constructive.”
Congressman Smith is confirmed to be safe, at the Capitol.
Today, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts issued this statement:
What is happening at the U.S. Capitol is unacceptable. I condemn the violence in the strongest possible terms. Peaceful protest is the American way. Violence and destruction of property is not. I encourage the protestors in D.C. to leave and go home.