Mayor’s Office

Statement from Mayor Miro Weinberger Regarding Events at the Nation’s Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2021
Contact: Olivia LaVecchia
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Statement from Mayor Miro Weinberger Regarding Events at the Nation’s Capitol

Burlington, VT – Today, Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement:

“I opened my Covid-19 briefing at 2:00 pm today expressing optimism for the future of our country following the election of Georgia’s first Black U.S. Senator, the likelihood that the newly elected Congress will once again be supportive of America’s cities, and the expectation that the presidential election would be certified today. Over the course of my hour-long briefing, armed protestors swarmed the Capitol and suspended the certification of the vote. The peaceful transition of power is a cornerstone of our democracy, and it is a civic tragedy that this has been interrupted for the first time in our long history. I condemn this destructive, violent riot and President Trump’s incitement of it in the strongest possible terms. I am heartbroken to see this happening. Our democracy is precious and fragile, and we must all work to heal and strengthen it.”

Update: On January 8, 2021, Mayor Weinberger released a longer letter to the community about the insurrection at the Capitol.

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Press Release Date: 
01/06/2021
City Department: 
Mayor's Office