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First lady Melania Trump condemned the violence from last week’s riot at the US Capitol and offered her condolences for the lives lost in the mayhem, including the Capitol Police officer who was beaten on the line of defense.
“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,” she wrote in a post titled “Our Path Forward” released on her @FLOTUS Twitter account Monday.
“I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness. We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us,” she wrote.
“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,” the First Lady continued in her statement.
The First Lady also commemorated those who died last week during and after the rampage.
“With nearly every experience I have had, I found myself carrying many individual’s stories home with me in my heart. Most recently, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbit, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time,” Trump wrote.
Babbit was fatally shot by Capitol Police as she tried to crawl through a window at the Capitol.
Sicknick died last Thursday from his wounds after being beaten by rioters.
Liebengood, a Capitol Police officer who responded to the riot, committed suicide while off-duty on Saturday.
Philips, Greeson and Boyland died of medical emergencies during Wednesday’s chaos.
President Trump’s Twitter account has been suspended because of the tech monolith’s concern over “further incitement of violence.”
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