NLC Shares Reaction on Recent Attack on the U.S. Capitol

January 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director and CEO Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement following the attack on the U.S. Capitol:

“We condemn the acts of violence by the unlawful group of rioters that attacked the U.S. Capitol today and urge our fellow Americans in cities, towns and villages across the country to remain calm, peaceful and safe. The President must stop pouring fuel on the flames of division that are now inflicting irreparable harm on our democracy and our nation. As we saw from the leadership shown today from Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Metropolitan Police Department, local leaders will always put our residents first, and we welcome strong leadership and partnership from our fellow public officials at all levels of government to ensure a safe, peaceful and orderly transition of power during this critical moment for our country.”

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