JewishColumbus strongly condemns the seditious and violent riots that took place today at the United States Capitol Building.
Since 1788, a peaceful transition of power has been the unwavering symbol of American democracy. It is far past time for our country to unite, put aside our differences and work as one towards a common purpose.
Days before the election, our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) joined over 90 national and local Jewish organizations in a letter calling on our leaders at every level and branch of government to “recommit to our nation’s core democratic principles and oppose violence emerging from the far right or the far left.”
We echo Governor Mike DeWine’s words today, “As a nation of laws, this is simply not acceptable. Lawlessness is not acceptable. This is an affront to our Constitution and everything we hold dear.”
We hope that Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, and Representatives Troy Balderson, Joyce Beatty and Steve Stivers may return to carrying out their constitutional responsibilities and their tireless work on behalf of all Ohioans and Americans.
We pray for the safety of all members of Congress, their staff and the law enforcement who are protecting them. And we pray for democracy and the United States of America.
Audrey Tuckerman, Board Chair, JewishColumbus
Joel Marcovitch, CEO, JewishColumbus
Bradley R. Kastan, Co-Chair, Community Relations Council, JewishColumbus
Ted Fisher, Co-Chair, Community Relations Council, JewishColumbus
Justin Shaw, Director, Jewish Community Relations, JewishColumbus