Statement from USICH Executive Director

It is with utter disgust that I have watched the violent riots and acts of insurrection against the Joint Session of Congress over the last few hours.

This attack on the Capitol is dangerous, destructive and treacherous, and threatens the very core values and tenets of our great democracy.

The United States has a long and peaceful tradition that is grounded in the rule of law. Now more than ever we need to stand on the rule of law and embrace peaceful governmental transition.

We are facing a pandemic the likes that the world had not seen in over a century. We should be coming together to fight our common enemy of the coronavirus pandemic, and not being involved in dangerous acts of insurrection.

—Dr. Robert G. Marbut Jr.