Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Violence in DC and Attack on Our Democracy
January 06, 2021

​"We are horrified and saddened by the assault on the U.S. Capitol, an attack on the very fabric of our democracy. America is better than this. But all of our elected leaders also must be better. President Trump has failed to act in the best interests of the country or respond to his constitutional and moral obligations.

It is far past time for every American to respect our electoral process and accept the results of the election. This is not about politics or partisanship. It is about stopping the spread of misinformation, violence, and insurrection. It is about doing the right thing.

One of the defining elements of the American experience is the peaceful transition of power. The unwillingness to accept that peaceful and calm transition is what led to today’s events. It must not be repeated ever again.​​"​

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