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LCV Statement on White Supremacist Takeover of U.S. Capitol

Jan 7, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Board Chair Carol M. Browner and President Gene Karpinski:

“Yesterday was a day like no other, it began with elation at the historic achievement of Georgia voters and ended with horror and outrage. Those who perpetrated violence and insurrection, and those elected officials who fanned the flames, must be held accountable. President Trump is unfit for office and remains a clear and present danger to the safety and security of everyone in this country. He must resign immediately or be removed from office. Last summer Black and Brown demonstrators were met with a show of force. That yesterday’s riot led by white supremacists was handled in a radically different manner speaks volumes to the systemic and institutional racism in this country.

“The voters have spoken and the message was clear: we are demanding change, including safeguarding our democracy and protecting our planet and communities from the disastrous impacts of climate change. The will of the people must be respected.” 

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