STATEMENT ON THE ATTEMPTED INSURRECTION AGAINST OUR DEMOCRACY & IN SUPPORT OF IMPEACHMENT

For Immediate Release
Contact: Tisa Rodriguez, Chair
Date: January 11, 2021
Phone: (424)888-3449
Chair.RCDP@gmail.com

Riverside, CA – The deplorable acts of insurrection against our democracy were openly incited by President Trump, and fueled by Representative Ken Calvert and others.  Both men were elected to represent the will of the people, but have repeatedly and routinely ignored the majority of their constituents in favor of unconscionable decisions that continue to undermine the will of the people.

We support and applaud efforts in Congress to impeach Donald immediately.  The short length of this President’s remaining term of service does not absolve him of responsibility for inciting violence against our democracy.

Furthermore, we condemn the violence that occurred on January 6th and the acts of insurrection that are currently being planned by people who have no respect for life or for our country.  Patriotism means organizing peacefully and respectfully to improve the lives of all Americans.   It does not mean inciting hate. We plan to continue working patriotically under the new, duly elected administration.