Statement from the U.S. Chamber on January 7, 2021

The U.S. Chamber in Washington, D.C. has released the following statement following yesterday’s event in which a mob entered the U.S. Capitol. The statement is available on our website and on the website of the U.S. Chamber.

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“We condemn the rioters who stormed the Capitol yesterday, and those, including President Trump, whose words and actions gave fuel to the mob. There is no place for demagogues in our democracy. We also applaud those members, especially Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who ensured that the work of Congress continued and the electoral college ballots counted.
“But we must go beyond words. The Chamber and our members will lend all assistance necessary to ensure a successful and peaceful transfer of power on January 20th, and to help President-elect Biden and the new Congress address the many challenges that confront our nation, most notably ending the pandemic that has killed more than 360,000 Americans, imperiled our economy, closed tens of thousands of small businesses, and put millions out of work.
“As we have been saying for years, we need responsible and resolved governing to lead our nation. We also must strengthen the structures of our democracy. The business community must and will play a critical role in supporting the rule of law, fortifying democratic norms, and restoring trust in our institutions.”

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