INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today issued the following statement by Chairman John Zody after the domestic terrorist attack on the United States of America:
“There have been some challenging moments during my tenure as Chair for the Indiana Democratic Party, but nothing has been more difficult than witnessing an era of American politics where one political party time and again chipped away at the pillars of our democracy just so they could win office and hold power. What’s worse, I never imagined the Republican Party would go as far as to protest the results of a presidential election and incite what today resulted in a domestic terrorist attack today against the United States, nor that we would witness a President saying “we love you” to people who breached the people’s house and resorted to violent attacks.
President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and their administration will age poorly as time passes and Hoosiers move forward from this dark era in American history. But, voters will never forget the anger, division, and violence this period has brought us, and they’ll never forget the politicians who, after all votes were cast and the presidential election was certified, still determined that destroying democracy and voters’ trust in this process – a ‘protest vote’ in Senator Braun’s view – was the best way to keep and advance their political agenda.
I’m going to pray for these people, because the entire Indiana Republican Party — whether it was through their silence or their pledge to overturn the election results — just participated in one of the most un-American acts in our nation’s history. I don’t know how any one of them ever again goes into a classroom or visits with a group of young Hoosiers to encourage civic participation and patriotism with a straight face. Every Republican who went ‘all in’ for Trump during these last four years, either out of cowardice or political expediency, shoulders responsibility today – plain and simple.” – John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party