In a letter to incumbent Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, the country’s attorney general condemned last week’s deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol.
The attorney general of every state – except Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, and Montana – joined the bipartisan coalition representing states, territories, and the District of Columbia and signed the letter.
Prosecutors General from Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands also signed the letter.
The coalition’s letter reads:
“We, the undersigned Attorneys General, are committed to protecting public safety, the rule of law and the US Constitution. We are appalled that on January 6, 2021, rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol, disfigured the building and committed a variety of criminal activities – including illegal entry, theft, destruction of U.S. government property and assault. Worst of all, the riot resulted in the deaths of people, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, and others who were physically injured. Apart from this damage, the actions of the rioters temporarily disrupted business of the most sacred kind in our system and confirmed the result of a presidential election.
“We’ve all just had a very dark day in America. The events of January 6th pose a direct physical challenge to the rule of law and our democratic republic itself. Together, we will continue to do our part to repair the damage that has been done to the institutions and to build a more perfect Union. As Americans and those in charge of enforcing the law, we must come together to condemn lawless violence and make it clear that such acts cannot go unchecked.
“Thank you for your consideration and work on this crucial priority.”
Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron sent his own letter saying, “What is happening on Capitol Hill today is despicable and I condemn it. We are a rule of law country. Concerns and grievances are raised by the political Protests, not violence and anarchy, approached through peaceful measures. That has to stop. “
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser also wrote a letter calling for President Donald Trump to be indicted, KMGH reported.