January 6, 2021
Following the news reports of the insurrection on the Nation's Capitol, Los Angeles County Democratic Party Chair Mark J Gonzalez released the following statement:
"What’s going on in our Nation’s capitol is no less than insurrection and domestic terrorism. Full stop. These are not protestors, these are terrorists. While our right to protest is fundamental, there is no right to terrorize our leaders, and our fellow citizens.
These domestic terrorists need to be arrested and prosecuted, and our Republican colleagues at the Los Angeles Republican Party, Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson and the California Republican Party, Congressmembers Kevin McCarthy and Mike Garcia, and Congressional Republicans who supported this attempted coup of democracy should and will be held responsible.
Millions of Americans are fighting for their lives during a pandemic. Our nation should not have to also fight for our democracy. We are thinking of the safety of our Los Angeles County Congressional Delegation, their staffs, families and those in Washington, DC.
As President-elect Biden said, Donald Trump needs to step up."