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Press Release

Statement on the violence at the nation’s Capitol Building

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

“The violence at the United States Capitol was reprehensible.  It adds nothing of value to important public discourse. While peaceful protests are protected by our nation’s constitution, violence is not. I support the right to peacefully assemble. I also was sworn to uphold the rule of law. Those who violated the law in the nation’s capital today should and will face the justice system,” said Bill Powell, U.S. Attorney, Northern District of West Virginia.

Updated January 7, 2021