Savannah-area leaders respond to deadly riot at U.S. Capitol

Local, state, and federal officials speak out against failed insurrection in Washington D.C.

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A scene from the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
In the wake of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. – when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the seat of Congress to cause widespread destruction, reportedly resulting in four deaths – Savannah-area leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties took to social media to express their dismay about the insurrection attempt and appreciation for the law-enforcement officers who put an end to the siege.

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson on Twitter:

“I am in disbelief while watching the illegal and disruptive activities at our nation’s capitol. This IS NOT America. This IS anarchy. We must be able to disagree without becoming violently disagreeable. Peace, law and order will prevail. God help us!”

U.S. Representative for Georgia’s First District Earl “Buddy” Carter on Twitter:

“The violence and anarchy is unacceptable and must end. Please listen to realdonaldtrump’s call to stay peaceful immediately. Thank you to our Capitol Police and law enforcement.”

Georgia U.S. Senator-elect Raphael Warnock on Twitter:

“In this moment of unrest, violence and anger, we must remember the words of Dr. King, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.’ Let each of us try to be a light to see our country out of this dark moment.”

Georgia U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler on Twitter:

“Violence is abhorrent and I strongly condemn today’s attacks on our Capitol. We must stand united as one nation under God. I’m grateful for our brave men and women of law enforcement. May God bless America.”

Georgia U.S. Senator-elect Jon Ossoff on Twitter:

“Today’s insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol was incited by Trump’s poisonous lies & flagrant assault on our Constitution. The GOP must discard and disavow Trump once and for all, end its attacks on the electoral process, & commit fully to the peaceful transfer of power.”

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Twitter:

“It is unimaginable that we have people in our state & country who are undermining public safety, attacking law enforcement, & breaking into gov't buildings. This is not the GA way & it's not the way of our country. These activities are a disgrace & quite honestly un-American.”

U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s First District Nancy Mace on Twitter:

“Mr. President, enough is enough. This is not a protest, this is anarchy. Get off Twitter and work to restore peace to the Capitol.”

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