WASHINGTON D.C. (WETM/News Nation) – Congressman Tom Reed spoke with 18 News after protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol building during the electoral college vote to certify Joe Biden election as President of the United States.
Rep. Reed said, in part, the following:
“Just as we all take a deep breath. Today, we can never give up hope. We can never give up on what we believe in. I heard so many people in the last three days that just said you know it’s not worth the fight. It’s not worth getting up and continuing because they lost their belief in the American way of life and the institutions that have served us well, if the Supreme Court be at our judicial process. We are at our state proceedings, and as I sit here tonight, as it looked at what you see on TV, and what you see on TV, is if America loses that position of a democracy that’s vibrant that is strong and resorts to a mob rule mentality and is no longer based on the Constitution. Then we are in serious trouble for the future of our children and grandchildren, and we are also no longer that we can have hope and light for the world. And I encourage you to wake up tomorrow recommitted. I know it’s hard work. I know it is tough, but recommitted to the democratic process, and believe that our better days are ahead.”
Reed also released a written statement as protesters overran the U.S. Capitol building amid Congress’ vote on Joe Biden’s electoral college victory.