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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Statement from Congressman Darin LaHood

January 6, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) release the following statement:

"This afternoon, I was in the United States Capitol as rioters broke into the building. I can report that my staff and I are thankfully safe and secure. I want to thank the law enforcement officials who acted to keep individuals in and around the U.S. Capitol safe. 

"What happened today was one of the most shameful things I have seen. It is a terrible day for our country and democracy. The actions taken by rioters go against everything that we stand for as Americans. The rioting and violence must stop. We are a nation of law and order, and those who are responsible for the actions and violence today must be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. As Americans, we are much better than this."