Canal Winchester – Today, state Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) released the following statement:
“It was frightening to see pro-Trump extremists storm the U.S. Capitol and disrupt the presidential vote count. It was shocking to see American lawmakers hide under their desk, shelter in place and wear gas masks. And it was appalling to see how differently these violent rioters were treated compared to the peaceful demonstrators who marched for racial justice and equality during the summer last year.
“Trump has been president for only four years but he has already caused great damage to our country’s democratic institutions. I ask Republicans to condemn Trump’s instigation of violence in the strongest terms and to finally distance themselves from the president.”