CWL Condemns Violent Insurrection at U.S. Capitol

 

California Women Lawyers strongly objects to the reprehensible and violent occupation of the United States Capitol during the constitutional process of certifying the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on January 6, 2021.

Our democracy was damaged and undermined by this lawless attempt to usurp the constitutional process through violence. CWL members took oaths to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California, and we are committed to the rule of law, civility, and fairness in the administration of justice.

This shameful display, and interruption of the Electoral College vote confirmation, terrorized members of both political parties. This was not a mere exercise of free speech, nor was it a legitimate protest of alleged violations of voter rights. It was an exercise in lawlessness aimed at blocking the peaceful transition of power.

CWL condemns the violent interference and attempted take-over of our government, and we urge the arrest and prosecution on appropriate charges of all of those individuals who were involved.

Very truly yours,

Naomi Dewey
President
California Women Lawyers

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