Category: Press Materials, Statement

Title: Statement on the January 6, 2021 Violence at the U.S. Capitol

Date Published: January 6, 2021

The following is a statement on the violence at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 from Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia:

“We are closely monitoring the situation at the U.S. Capitol and the safety and security of our community here in Washington, D.C. Over the past few hours, we have witnessed a violent attempt to disrupt the democratic process and prevent our Congress from fulfilling its Constitutional responsibilities. These acts are reprehensible and have no place in our country. I strongly condemn these criminal attempts to undermine our republic. For more than two centuries, our American project has been defined by our commitment to the ideals of democracy. Across our nation, there is an extraordinary depth of commitment to these ideals that, especially today, can be a source of consolation and solidarity as we pursue important and necessary work to build a more just and equitable future.”

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