Statement by AG Racine in Response to Breach of U.S. Capitol Building

President Trump Urged to Order Supporters to Cease and Desist, Depart the District Peacefully

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement as protests downtown resulted in a breach of the U.S. Capitol Building.

“We call on President Trump to immediately tell his supporters, who are trampling on the District of Columbia and have breached the U.S. Capitol, to cease and desist and return from whence they came in a peaceful manner.

“The United States of America is the world’s greatest democracy, and that rests on a peaceful transition of power.

“We urge President Trump to do what he has not yet done, but what he must do: order his supporters to leave the District of Columbia and fully embrace the transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

“In the midst of this unrest, all District residents must remain at home. Under no circumstances should anyone travel downtown nor be in the vicinity of federal buildings.”