There is a terrifying and stunning act of mob insurrection and terrorism underway at the U.S. Capitol. President Trump willfully and intentionally incited this violent act of sedition.

It is the culmination of four years of reckless lies, deceit, fearmongering, and enabling white supremacists. President Trump should immediately be removed from office.

Have no doubt, this is a terrorist attack on our democracy and must be treated as an act to overthrow the will of the people. These terrorists are traitors and must be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Our thoughts are with Washington, D.C.’s marginalized residents who have been victimized and even tormented over the past few months, today and undoubtedly, will be in the days ahead.

Let’s not forget that the leaders and people of Virginia are also in danger and have also been threatened and victimized during Trump’s reign. Being so close to the nation’s capital, Governor Northam has declared a state of emergency and a 6pm-6am curfew for the cities of Alexandria and Arlington, but this could go on for days. We must stand by our leaders here in the Commonwealth and ensure our democratic values are protected and our nation remains free and sovereign in the days and weeks to come.

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