LDTC Statement on Events in Washington

During this somber week in which Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick – the dedicated law enforcement officer who was killed in last month’s insurrection – lay in honor in the Capitol Rotunda, we send our heartfelt condolences to Officer Sicknick’s family, friends and loved ones; and we reiterate our position on the events of January 6.  We reject and condemn the violent riot, the unlawful penetration of our Capitol, the destruction and theft of property, the attempts to stop the lawful certification of our national election, the injuring and killing of police officers, and the threats to hurt or kill elected officials.  We specifically condemn, not only the individuals inside the Capitol, but equally, all persons and organizations that planned, coordinated, funded or incited these actions through their social media, speeches and actions.  As a nation, we are better than this.

— The Lyme Democratic Town Committee