Current Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and former Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder are calling for unity after a large group of supporters for President Donald Trump stormed Capitol buildings on Wednesday.
The supporters stormed Capitol buildings in Washington D.C. as
lawmakers were meeting to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. READ: Trump tells Capitol mob to ‘Go home in peace’
At about 2:15 p.m., the U.S. Capitol was placed on lockdown as groups breached the Capitol steps. At 3:40 p.m., the White House said the National Guard was ordered to the Capitol.
READ: Pro-Trump groups storm US Capitol, force lockdown: Follow live coverage Read Whitmer’s and Snyder’s statements below:
“What is unfolding today in our nation’s capital is truly appalling. Violence, vandalism, and insurrection have no place in this great country of ours. We are a nation of laws, not mobs,” Whitmer said.
“While we come from different backgrounds and political parties, Governor Whitmer and I share a deep love for our country,” Snyder said. “We must always remember that we are Americans first, and we are not one another’s enemy. That’s why I join with Governor Whitmer in calling on people of goodwill across America to pray for peace, calm, and healing.”
“Now is the time to put this election behind us once and for all,” Whitmer added. “We must unify as one nation to defeat our real enemy, which is the pandemic that has taken far too many of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones. As Americans, there is no problem we can’t solve, and no challenge we can’t meet. Let’s all stay safe. Let’s take care of each other. And let’s move forward together, as one United States of America.”
READ: Biden calls on mob to ‘pull back,’ urges restoring decency
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