Jewish Federation of the Bluegrass joins many Jewish community organizations around the country in condemning the events that occurred in Washington, D.C. on January 6, 2021. We echo the sentiments of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and have shared their statement below.
JCPA Condemns Violence and Insurrection
JCPA strongly condemns the violent insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. This was a direct assault on our democratic process, and nothing less than an attempt to disrupt the peaceful transition of power in a presidential election and an act of sedition.
We urge in the strongest possible terms that President Trump and others immediately cease incendiary rhetoric and restore order. We urge members of Congress and other responsible elected officials to speak out against the violence and immediately cease all questioning the legitimacy of the election. Those who have broken the law must be held accountable for their actions. We thank Capitol Police and law enforcement for putting themselves in harm’s way and keeping our elected officials and their staff safe.
We urge Americans to stand together against politically motivated violence and for our democracy.
This statement was originally posted January 6, 2021. Click here to read the JCPA statement on their website.