The following statement can be attributed to Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron):
“The attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol by terrorists is the direct result of Republicans undermining the very democratic institutions and principles that they were elected to and swore to protect and uphold. The shallow words from so-called ‘leaders’ like U.S. Senator Rob Portman, Gov. Mike DeWine, GOP Chairman Jane Timken, and all the others is nothing but a sham to cover their own complicity.
Anyone who has defended Trump and his extremist allies are the ones that have allowed this disgraceful attack to overthrow our government. I call on every Republican leader to immediately condemn Donald Trump and to call on the domestic terrorists to leave the U.S. Capitol immediately.”