In light of the violence in our nation’s Capital today, the Republican Central Committee of Howard County re-emphasizes its support for the Constitution of the United States, for the peaceful transfer of power, and for the rule of law. We condemn the violence which today disrupted our electoral process.
We believe in the right of peaceful protest, and we are confident that the majority of the protestors at the Capitol building were peaceful, motivated only by a desire to ensure fair and lawful elections. As is often the case, the violent acts which accompany a protest were caused by a few bad actors.
We trust that those responsible for this violence, and for the tragic shooting death of one woman, will be brought to justice by law enforcement.