Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States, condemned the violence at the capitol and extended condolences to the victims of the attack.
In her own words, “Our Nation must heal in a civil manner. Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable.” This excerpt is from her address to the nation, which you can view in full here.
She offered her condolences to the victims by name: “…my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbitt, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Roseanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time.”
She went on to explain how she thinks the nation should come together, even though it was a controversial election: “It is inspiring to see that so many have found a passion and enthusiasm in participating in an election, but we must not allow that passion to turn to violence. Our path forward is to come together, find our commonalities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are.”
You can view the full NY Post article here.