In response to the riot at the Capitol this week, TCF president and Hill veteran Mark Zuckerman released the following statement:

The events this week in our nation’s capital were not only the darkest moment of the Trump presidency, but one of the darkest points in our nation’s history. A leader who swore an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution instead chose to incite violence, leading to an armed insurrection at the doorsteps of American democracy.

This week reminded us that our democracy is strong, but it is not indestructible. All of us must continue the work to sustain and strengthen it every day. The incoming Congress and administration marks a new chapter for our country. We should carry the memory of what happened on Wednesday, and use it to fight for a more equal, fair, and just America.

header photo: A worker sweeps up the dust and debris that was left behind by a pro-Trump mob in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC. Source: Samuel Corum/Getty Imges