January 6, 2021
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Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Statement on US Capitol Riot

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Katie Bernhardt issued the following statement regarding the riots occurring at the U.S. Capitol in response to the peaceful transition of power between the Trump and Biden administrations.

“We are witnessing a seditious riot at the U.S. capitol building intent on disrupting the peaceful transition of power that has characterized our democracy since its founding. This embarrassing display betrays the principles that brave Americans have sacrificed their lives to defend. Sadly, Louisiana Senator John Kennedy and Representatives Steve Scalise and Mike Johnson enabled this un-American act. We will survive this infamous chapter in our history because – as we demonstrated in November, and again last night in Georgia – Americans live by hope, not fear.”