With those two calming paragraphs, Vice President Pence got his colleagues back to work on the peaceful transfer of power under our constitutional system.
The violence in the Capitol was horrible, and we have to condemn it—and every person who engaged in it. It was an assault on the basic framework of law which is at the heart of the American constitutional republic.
We must make a firm commitment to stop the violence—all the violence.
There have been more than 200 days of Antifa-led violence in Portland, Oregon. It must stop.
Rioters have been burning buildings, looting stores and in some cases killing people in a number of other American cities. It must stop.