Following the invasion of the Capitol by supporters of President Trump, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:

“President Trump has used every resource he has to overthrow our democracy and install himself as dictator. When voters said no, when the courts said no, when even his own vice president said no, he incited his supporters to take violent action against the government to try to stop the peaceful transition of power that forms the basis of our democracy. There’s a reason he won’t speak out against it: this is what he wants. This cannot be seen as anything other than a violent insurrection against our democratic government instigated by the sitting president and some of his supporters in Congress. President Trump has become an enemy of democracy. That will forever be his legacy.”