Whitmer, Snyder call on Americans to pray for unity, healing following riots in DC



The Huron Hub
Posted Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021

Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and former Republican Governor Rick Snyder joined today in calling for national unity after rioters stormed the US Capitol, resulting in at least one person reportedly being shot and damage to property inside the building.

The Associated Press is reporting that the rioters were loyal to President Donald Trump.

The National Guard and state and federal police in DC were called in for control, and the mayor of Washington imposed a rare evening curfew.

One person was reported to have been shot during the rioting.

Whitmer and Snyder released a joint statement Wednesday evening.

“What is unfolding today in our nation’s capital is truly appalling. Violence, vandalism, and insurrection have no place in this great country of ours. We are a nation of laws, not mobs,” Whitmer said.

“While we come from different backgrounds and political parties, Governor Whitmer and I share a deep love for our country,” Snyder said. “We must always remember that we are Americans first, and we are not one another’s enemy. That’s why I join with Governor Whitmer in calling on people of goodwill across America to pray for peace, calm, and healing.”

“Now is the time to put this election behind us once and for all,” Whitmer added. “We must unify as one nation to defeat our real enemy, which is the pandemic that has taken far too many of our friends, neighbors, and loved ones. As Americans, there is no problem we can’t solve, and no challenge we can’t meet. Let’s all stay safe. Let’s take care of each other. And let’s move forward together, as one United States of America.”


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