Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) issued the following statement after abstaining on a Senate resolution that could further inflame tensions following the violence that occurred at the United States Capitol last week:
Sen. Anthony M. Bucco abstained on a Senate resolution that could further inflame tensions following the violence that occurred at the United States Capitol last week. (SenateNJ.com)
“All of us in the Legislature, Republican and Democrat, condemn the violence that occurred last week in Washington, D.C. I would have voted without hesitation for a resolution that was focused on condemning that violence as well as the President’s rhetoric which inflamed the crowd and led to the dangerous situation seen last week.
“With the electoral college certification, there is no doubt Joe Biden will become President 10 days from now on January 20th. Leadership requires bringing people together, regardless of party, and it is my hope that we can turn the page, dial down the temperature in our politics, and return to a more civil discourse in our pathway forward as Americans.”