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Lambda Legal Condemns Mob Violence at United States Capitol and Disruption of Peaceful Transfer of Power

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January 6, 2021
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In response to the violent disruption by supporters of President Trump as Congress was counting the electoral college votes confirming the election of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., Lambda Legal CEO, Kevin Jennings has issued the following statement: 

“At the core of our work at Lambda Legal is the belief that the United States is a nation committed to the rule of law.  Today’s unprecedented events are a betrayal of that fundamental American commitment, and any pretense to “patriotism” on the part of those who committed today’s acts of desecration of the temple of democracy that is our Capitol building are blasphemous.  Our democratic processes must be defended, and we call upon our leaders to utilize any and all processes available to them, including the 25th Amendment, to ensure an orderly transition of power in accordance with the will of the American people as expressed freely at the ballot box in November.”