North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin released the following statement after today’s events at the U.S. Capitol:
“This is a sad, dark day for our democracy. Today’s terrorist violence and attempted coup was sparked by President Trump, who for four years has attacked our democratic institutions, incited attacks against other Americans, and sowed hate and division for his own political gain. But it was also encouraged by North Carolina Republicans, including Representatives Madison Cawthorn, David Rouzer, Greg Murphy, Ted Budd, Dan Bishop, Richard Hudson, and Virginia Foxx, who entertained and stoked his dangerous and unfounded claims, and spineless Senators like Senator Thom Tillis, who repeatedly and cowardly refused to stand up for our state and our nation. Every single Republican elected official who would not speak out and stand up as this president marched our country down this path is to blame.
“Today is a dark day, but one we can – and must – overcome as a nation. Despite Republicans’ dangerous and baseless conspiracy theories, our institutions will hold, our democracy will survive, and President-elect Biden will soon begin the necessary work of healing the soul of our nation.”