2021 News Releases

AG Derek Schmidt statement on violence at U.S. Capitol

Release Date: Jan 06, 2021

TOPEKA – (January 6, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on today’s violence at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.:

“The lawlessness at the U.S. Capitol today is sickening, shameful, inexcusable and counterproductive. I condemn it in the strongest possible terms. This riot, like others before it over the past year, offends the law and order we fight to preserve every day, and it insults the men and women who fought and died for our Constitution and who serve the rule of law. America resolves even our most profound differences through democratic debate, through judicial processes, and sometimes through genuinely peaceful protest, but never through violence.”

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