WASHINGTON – The DC Republican Committee issued the following statement in response to the looting, fires and violence taking place in the District of Columbia:
Burning, looting and vandalism of small businesses, historic landmarks and personal property has no place in our civil discourse. The domestic terrorism taking place in our streets is separate and distinct from peaceful protests following the horrible death of George Floyd.
In response to the significant nighttime violence taking place in Washington, DC streets, DC Republican Committee Chairwoman Darlene Glymph noted, “For months DC residents were made to stay home as a health and safety precaution, but now these mostly out-of-town hoodlums are allowed to run free and wreak havoc in our streets. Violence has no place in the Washington I know.”
She continued, “Mayor Bowser must use all resources at her disposal and coordinate with all Federal efforts to ensure our streets are kept safe and secure. The mostly law abiding residents and small businesses of the District of Columbia have already suffered enough over the last several months. Many are still grappling with significant financial hardships and job loss, and others even lost their lives. Please Mayor Bowser, do whatever it takes to stop domestic terrorism in the city I love and send these violent criminals to prison or back to their homes. We have a long road of healing ahead of us as the fight against Covid-19 continues and domestic terrorism in our streets only further exacerbates our lengthy journey to recovery.”
The DC Republican Committee is made up of registered Republicans living throughout the District of Columbia in all eight wards who are nominated and elected to serve as members.