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Jan 6

The ATU condemns unprecedented and heinous assault on democracy

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union International President John Costa released the following statement in response to the attempted takeover of the U.S. Capitol building.

“Today is a dark and devastating day in our country’s history. What was supposed to be a routine procedure to follow the Constitution and certify the democratically decided election turned into a violent siege on the U.S. Capitol and the foundations of our democracy. While our Nation was founded on freedom of speech and the right to have a voice, this was not an exercise of those rights. We condemn the actions of those turning to violence and mob rule.  We will not stand for this unprecedented and heinous assault on our democratic principles.”