Press Release

McHenry Statement On Yesterday's Violence At the U.S. Capitol

Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) released the following statement on yesterday's events at the U.S. Capitol:

“The Capitol is our nation’s most remarkable building. It is a working monument to our nation’s founding principles and testament to the freedoms we hold dear. A building which—in normal times—all Americans are invited to visit and experience. What happened there yesterday was awful. Seeing Capitol Police attacked as mobs forced their way in, was not something I ever expected to see in this country. There is real frustration, but frustration should be expressed through peaceful protest. All Americans must agree that we can never condone violence. Thank you to the law enforcement officers who helped restore order and continue to protect the building.”