Washington, DC – The Congress member from our area, Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, has given this statement on the acts of violence and unrest at the nation’s Capitol:

“I unequivocally support the right to peacefully assemble, but what occurred today at the U.S. Capitol was senseless, violent and destructive—and counter to American values.

My staff and I are safe, thanks to the efforts of the Capitol Police, who have been working tirelessly to reinstate the peace. This was a sad day for our nation and totally unacceptable.”