Carbajal Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol
Washington, DC -- Rep. Salud Carbajal issued the following statement after violent pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol:
“I want to thank you all for your concern. My wife, staff, and I remain safe within the Capitol complex. I am now being told that the Capitol has been secured and Congress will proceed with certifying the election later tonight.
“Let me be clear: intimidation tactics will not deter Congress from doing our job. We will return to the House Floor tonight to fulfill our constitutional duty to certify the election and send the duly elected President-Elect Joe Biden to the White House. Democracy will prevail.”
Rep. Salud Carbajal represents California’s 24th congressional district, encompassing Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and part of Ventura County.