RICHMOND, VA—House Democratic Majority Leader Charniele Herring and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rip Sullivan released the following response to the news today:
“Today’s events are an affront to our American values. Fair elections and the smooth transition of power serve as the foundation of our democracy, a process that has served as an example for nations around the world. No one should be put in danger based on the outcome of a fair election.
“We are grateful to the National Guard and police for restoring order to the Capitol, and urge all leaders to promote unity and respect the will of American voters.”