After the Jan. 6 raid of the United States Capitol Building by supporters of Donald Trump, who marched to Washington to contest the results of the 2020 election, multiple lawmakers and officials from Alabama have stepped up to condemn the violence and vitriol.
Members representing all portions of the state, such as Kay Ivey, Tommy Tuberville, Richard Shelby, Terri Sewell and John Merrill spoke up about the events of the day and were against the violence.
“Vice President Pence reminded us that violence never wins in our great nation – freedom wins,” Gov. Ivey said in a released statement. “I am pleased to see the people’s work continue and the rule of law upheld. The resiliency of our country will always prevail.”
“Today is a very dark day for our country,” Sen. Shelby said in a tweet. “Law and order must be established and maintained.”
“Today was a sad day for our great country. I strongly condemn the violence and actions we saw from those who stormed the Capitol,” Senator-elect Tuberville said in a statement. “It undermines the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, and it has no place in our democracy.”
“Congress won’t be deterred or intimidated by today’s insurrection and violence,” Rep. Sewell said in a tweet. “We will carry out our constitutional duty to certify the Electoral College votes tonight.”
“The people who are currently occupying the Capitol are anarchists and should be treated as such by law enforcement,” Alabama Secretary of State Merrill said in a press release. “The type of behavior witnessed today in Washington D.C. should never be encouraged or allowed.”
Leaders of countries from over the world, as well as NATO, expressed their sadness and disapproval over the raid of the Capitol Building.
Multiple men from Alabama were arrested in the raid, according to multiple reports.