Committee Of Seventy President Says Storming Of Capitol Reminder Words Matter – CBS Kitchener
kitchener (CBS) – Many wonder what the storming of the U.S. Capitol will mean for the future of American democracy. A local non-partisan organization says it doesn’t matter whether you call it a protest or a coup, these people have disrupted free and fair elections in the United States.
“I’m shocked, I’m sad, I’m angry,” said Seventy-year-old President and CEO David Thornburgh’s committee.
Americans on both sides of the aisle share these common feelings after seeing a crowd of Trump supporters swarm into the United States Capitol and wreak havoc.
“The president, just repeating this nonsense that he lost the election, was in and of itself another stimulus for the kind of action going on at the Capitol,” Thornburgh said.
It’s not just Americans who watch in fear. Eyes around the world witnessed the chaos in the nation’s capital. How can America recover from this?
“What we need here are some good people who are doing something to set a good example,” said Thornburgh. “To push back with violence against this type of behavior.”
Many hope that the kindness and fairness of the American people will do justice to the occasion, but Thornburgh said this was a reminder that words matter and to hold people accountable for what is said.
“It’s not good enough now to say good, I had no idea this was going to happen.” Now we really have to do something about it, “said Thornburgh,” especially to the people whose words ignited the flames we see today. “
CBS News reports on Cabinet Secretaries speaking on Wednesday night about the removal of the President by the 25th Amendment.
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