AUGUSTA — Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, and Speaker Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford, released the following statement in response to the events that took place in Washington D.C. today:
“Like most Americans, we watched aghast at what unfolded on the footsteps of our nation’s Capitol, as what started as protests against the certification of the electoral college results transformed into a violent mob storming the Capitol building. Let us be clear – this is not who we are as Americans and it certainly is not who we are as Mainers.
“As elected officials, who’ve taken an oath to serve and protect the Maine constitution, we are committed to protecting our democracy. As people who love this country, we believe in our government and believe in the U.S. Constitution. What happened today is completely unacceptable. Our prayers are for the safety of all the women and men in and around the U.S. Capitol and a swift resolution to this lawlessness.”