Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined the rest of the nation’s Attorney General in condemning the riot on Capitol Hill last week. The lawyer’s office launched the following:
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today joined a bipartisan coalition of 50 states, territories and the District of Columbia to send a letter to acting attorney general Jeffrey A. Rosen condemning the January 6 riot in US Capitol and declaring that such actions cannot be allowed to go unchecked.
“What happened at the US Capitol was an unprecedented attack on our democracy and a direct threat to the security of our country’s leaders and other public servants,” said Nessel. “Acts of insurrection, as we witnessed last week, must be dealt with quickly. I am committed to defending our Constitution and our country from acts of sedition and terrorism, and I am firmly with my colleagues to condemn this lawless violence. ”
The coalition letter says:
“We, the undersigned state attorney generals, are committed to the protection of public security, the rule of law and the United States Constitution. We are shocked that on January 6, 2021, protesters stormed the US Capitol, disfigured the building and engaged in a series of criminal conduct – including illegal entry, theft, destruction of US government property and assault. Worst of all, the riot resulted in the deaths of individuals, including a US Capitol Police officer, and others were physically injured. In addition to these damages, the rioters’ actions temporarily disrupted government business of the most sacred type in our system – certifying the outcome of a presidential election.
“We have all just witnessed a very dark day in America. The January 6 events represent a direct physical challenge to the rule of law and the democratic republic itself. Together, we will continue to do our part to repair the damage done to the institutions and build a more perfect union. As Americans, and those charged with enforcing the law, we must come together to condemn lawless violence, making it clear that such actions cannot go unchecked.
“Thank you for your consideration and work on this crucial priority.”
Attorney General Nessel was accompanied by Attorneys General from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.