The lawlessness and violence on display right now from supporters of President Trump in Washington DC is absolutely vile and must be condemned by everyone who values the rule of law and the ideals of democracy, self-governance, basic respect, and human decency. The President must stop the false claims about the integrity of the election that he continues to make even in the midst of this violence, and join President-elect Biden in forcefully calling for the angry mob that he incited to stand down and end this violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol complex. Every Republican who has cheered on President Trump’s reckless, unhinged attacks on our democracy helped make this happen and deserves equal blame for this catastrophe. This extends from the halls of Congress to our own state where numerous Republican leaders have refused to acknowledge the results of a free and fair presidential election. We cannot allow these attacks on our national system of governance to continue and we must all stand together behind our democracy.